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Please note that with the trigger builds set, in the automatic builds overview screen you are outputting the password right on the screen which I think is not the desired behavior.

I don't need anyone seeing my password that is reviewing it.


We have an 'Execute Database Scripts' Action which picks up all scripts in the source folder with a search filter of '*.sql'.

This all works fine apart from the log claims to run each script everytime (which is the behaviour we want) but, in fact, it seems each script is run once and only once!

No matter how many time the deployment occurs, a script never seems to run again - regardless of what the log says.

Could you please confirm the expected behaviour here and how we can get our desired functionality?


PS. This is affecting a large project which is already in production and is relying on Build Master to simplify all aspects of deployments inclusing DB scripts.


We're looking for a way to signal a build promotion via some means external to buildmaster's deploy plans. Anything that can be run with command line or powershell will do.
Last we left off, we looked into loading the buildmaster API into powershell to see if it had any such functions, but we weren't familiar enough with that, and we couldn't quite figure it out. We're also looking into using the database's stored procedure, Builds_PromoteBuild, to accomplish this.
If there's a standard way of handling this situation, please let me know. If there's anything I should specify, please let me know, as well.


We have installed the upgrade, all went fine until we logged in.

We are setup with LDAP for authentication. All browsers say a version of this:

The page isn't redirecting properly

Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete.

This problem can sometimes be caused by disabling or refusing to accept cookies.


Is it possible to upload nested directories to an S3 bucket? I have the following tree:



And want to upload all of them at once. Using a file mask of . or *. doesn't seem to work.


Message Guid 3f26b526-fc88-48d1-97d6-abf56eeca3ff
Logged Date 22/03/2012 15:29:02
Severity 30
Exception Type System.NullReferenceException
Stack Trace at System.Reflection.Assembly._nLoad(AssemblyName fileName, String codeBase, Evidence assemblySecurity, Assembly locationHint, StackCrawlMark& stackMark, Boolean throwOnFileNotFound, Boolean forIntrospection)
at System.Reflection.Assembly.nLoad(AssemblyName fileName, String codeBase, Evidence assemblySecurity, Assembly locationHint, StackCrawlMark& stackMark, Boolean throwOnFileNotFound, Boolean forIntrospection)
at System.Reflection.Assembly.InternalLoad(AssemblyName assemblyRef, Evidence assemblySecurity, StackCrawlMark& stackMark, Boolean forIntrospection)
at System.Reflection.Assembly.Load(AssemblyName assemblyRef)
at Inedo.BuildMaster.Util.Persistence.DeSerializeFromPersistedObjectXml(String objXml)
at Inedo.BuildMaster.Util.Providers.CreateProviderFromId(Int32 providerId, Boolean createProxy)
at Inedo.BuildMaster.Util.Providers.CreateProviderFromId(Int32 providerId)
at Inedo.BuildMaster.Windows.ServiceApplication.ScheduleExecuter.ExecuteScmTriggered(Int32 buildScheduleId, Int32 applicationId, Int32 sourceControlProviderId, String path, String applicationName, Int32 quietPeriodMinutes)
at Inedo.BuildMaster.Windows.ServiceApplication.ScheduleExecuter.<Execute>b__7(Object args)
Message Object reference not set to an instance of an object.


When trying to update to 3.0.5 of BuildMaster the installation failed when trying to backup the DB (connection timeout was the error). Unfortunately it left our system in a corrupted state.

We restored the BuilMaster folder from backup and all seems okay but when I try to run the install again it only gives me 'uninstall' option and says 3.0.5 is the installed version.

Presumably this is a setting in the registry but I have no access to this as I'm not local admin on the machine.

Please advise.


Is there a way to set ClickOnce manifest settings with the Prepare ClickOnce Application action? In particular, I want to set deployment | trustURLParameters to true.

I tried setting the value in the manifest after the Prepare ClickOnce Application action, but of course that failed because the signing was no longer valid.

BuildMaster 3.0.5 (Build 6)



Is it possible to get the S3 extension to be able to use/choose between more than one AWS user? I like the current form and it accomplishes most of my needs but it would be more useful for it to have access to more than one account.


I am running an automated regression based on promoting a build to a new environment; in this case from Dev to QA. Our unit tests run fine as they are housed on the build server, but the distributed tests are causing an issue with integration of agents for both BuildMaster and TFS.

We tried using the MStest action and pointing it to the test configuration file as well as the MSTest executable on both target machine and build server.

Is there an accepted best practice for this with BuildMaster.


I have some integration tests running with MSTest.exe via BuildMaster. Rather than specifying the DLL as the Test File, I specify the orderedtest file (as they need to run in order).

This works fine in that they run, however, if the tests fail, they show as Succeeded. I need to know when these tests fail.

I suspect it's the ordertest which is causing this as we have other tests, which are not ordered, and the show up as failed if errors occur.

Note: I have the 'Resume Next on Failure' switched off.

Please advise ASAP.



I am having an issue with getting by label steps for an application suite. The different apps are stored in separate folders and are not always built as a full set. Each has its own set of steps to go through a build.

Recently the get by label steps for multiple apps have failed due to a scope issue. It appears that the labels are being referenced at the root project level.

Each app is part of a release clled 1.0.5 and that is where the issue comes as each app gets a similar label based on build number. The labels are only applied to the specific App source code folder.

How can I specify a scope when trying to get the labelled code?


How should i add multiple users to a notifier? It says ";" separated, but it is not working either with a space or without. I recently tried a ; and newline but that also failed to send. I can get one recipient without issue. Please advise.


I have a .NET .sln file that I am trying to build with the "Build .NET Project" action. The solution builds fine, but my issue seems to be that BuildMaster is automatically adding the parameter to msbuild.exe: "/p:OutDir=D:\BuildMaster_SVCTMP_A5_S0\WRK".

The issue is that with this parameter passed, all the individual .csproj projects in the solution ignore their individual build output paths, and all build to \WRK\ now.

So, for example, if I have 2 Projects in my Solution, "MyProj" and "MyProj.Tests", lets say both individual projects have their build output directory set to "\bin".

So if I were to open VisualStudio and build it, I would end up with:

So all the files I want to "deploy" for real are in "{SolutionDir}\MyProj\bin" (i.e. the unit test .dll fromt eh Tests project isn't in there).

Now, in BuildMaster, with it specifying /p:OutDir, I end up with both projects building to \WRK, so both MyProj.dll and MyProj,Tests.dll are both in \WRK.

This makes it a pain to separate out the items I want to deploy.

My real-life situation is more complicated, because my .sln contains 2 different .csproj files that are ASP.NET applications, whose output deploys to 2 different servers, so I really want their outputs from MSBuild to stay completely separate, so I can deploy them.

Is there something I am missing, or not setting up correctly? As a bit of background, this same .sln has been run in, and we later moved to TeamCity, but are now evaluationg BuildMaster for a possible mote to it instead. This .sln build fine in and TC, and their outputs stayed where the .csproj files indicated, just like VisualStudio had built them.

Thanks for any help!


What are the SQL Server permissions that are required in order for this application to run? I am trying to install the product but I did not see anything in the documentation about what they needed to be.


I am trying to use the TFS provider to perform a branch and am getting this error Unable to cast transparent proxy to type 'Inedo.BuildMaster.E

Using V2.8.1.0 of the TFS provider on the latest build of build master.

Any ideas?


I have 3 deployables and only 1 is being promoted beyond the integration environment. The others are empty and not found, but I can see them in the artifacts section of the build notes for integration.

Here is the log entry:
Action Group 3: Manage Images
Action 1: Deploy 'DesktopApplication-7.0-wBImages' to C:\BuildMaster\Installs\QA-Int%RELNO%.%BLDNO%\wbImages
Initializing Action...
RemoteAction Initialization Complete:
Temp Directory: C:\BuildMaster_SVCTMP_A1_S4\TMP
Source Directory: C:\BuildMaster_SVCTMP_A1_S4\WRK
Target Directory: C:\BuildMaster\Installs\QA-Int\\wbImages
Server: DCQC1-SVRVM-52 (Id: 1)
Initialization Complete. Executing...
Preparing directories...
Loading file...
Artifact does not exist in the artifact library.
Execution Complete. Finalizing...
Finalization Complete.


I wanted to know whether this tool can be used for automation/building the android projects.This will be valuable for me.


I've added the Delete Files/Folders action to my build with the intention that if the build directory exists, it will be removed so that my build can be clean from source control (I don't want artifacts from the last build in my current build). Unfortunately I'm getting the following error in my build and I can't figure out how to get it to work correctly...

Deleting: *
An unhandled exception occurred while executing this action: System.IO.IOException: The directory is not empty. at Inedo.BuildMaster.Extensibility.Actions.RemoteCommandExecution.RemoteActionExecuterBase.remoteAction_RemoteCommand(Object sender, RemoteCommandEventArgs e) at Inedo.BuildMaster.Extensibility.Actions.RemoteActionBase.ExecuteRemoteCommand(String name, String[] args) at Inedo.BuildMaster.Extensibility.Actions.RemoteActionBase.ExecuteRemoteCommand(String name) at Inedo.BuildMaster.Extensibility.Actions.Files.DeleteFilesAction.Execute() at Inedo.BuildMaster.Extensibility.Actions.ActionBase.ParamlessExecute()

This is the first action that runs in my build and I have the following values in my action:

Source Directory: C:\Code\Build
Action is Enabled: True
Resume Next on Failure: False
Timeout: (default)
File/Directory Masks: *
Delete from all subdirectories: True
Log individual entries: False

Any help is appreciated.



I'm trying to install BuildMaster and have downloaded the BuildMasterSetup2.6.2_SQLExpress.exe

It seems the installer is contacting a server but a 404 is returned. After entering e-mail and name, it says "Registering BuildMaster", but after approximately 5 seconds a pop up tells me "Unable to register", "The server returned en error: (404)Not found"

When I start it up, I am prompted for which installation to run, and I have tried both the free and the 45 day evaluation, but both fails.

I have tried on my local machine, which is a Windows 7 laptop. I have also tried on a Windows 2008 R2 server, but it fails on both systems.

Do you need any further information about my setup in order to see what is going on?

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