ESP-IDF-beta1 Windows Defender Exclusions

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ESP-IDF-beta1 Windows Defender Exclusions

Postby lhuxley » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:10 pm

I'm trying to install the beta on Windows 8.1. I ran esp-idf-tools-setup-2.1.exe with the windows defender exclusions selected. The installer hangs when it attempts to register the exclusions. (I then ran the installer without the exclusions selected, but with the option to create a shortcut on the desktop selected. The installation completed, but I cannot find any new shortcut on the desktop.) The pertinent error message from the log is here:

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2019-10-07 15:23:12.132   Registering IDF Tools executables in Windows Defender: powershell -

ExecutionPolicy ByPass -File "C:\Users\Huxley\.espressif\dist\tools_WD_excl.ps1" -AddExclPath "C:

2019-10-07 15:27:14.066   Done, exit code=-1
2019-10-07 15:27:14.066   --------
2019-10-07 15:27:14.066   Running command: powershell -ExecutionPolicy ByPass -File "C:\Users

\Huxley\.espressif\dist\tools_WD_excl.ps1" -AddExclPath "C:\Users\Huxley\.espressif\*.exe"
                          Import-Module : The specified module 'Defender' was not loaded because 

no valid module file was found in any module directory.
                          At C:\Users\Huxley\.espressif\dist\tools_WD_excl.ps1:61 char:1
                          + Import-Module Defender
                          + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                              + CategoryInfo          : ResourceUnavailable: (Defender:String) 

[Import-Module], FileNotFoundException
                              + FullyQualifiedErrorId : 

                          C:\Users\Huxley\.espressif\dist\tools_WD_excl.ps1 : Method invocation 

failed because [System.NotSupportedException] does not 
                          contain a method named 'new'.
                              + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [Write-Error], 

                              + FullyQualifiedErrorId : 


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Re: ESP-IDF-beta1 Windows Defender Exclusions

Postby ESP_Martin » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:11 am

hi lhuxhley,
it seems we need to improve our PS error handling, sorry for inconvenience. However, it's a bit surprising the installer hangs on this since the PS process should exit at any rate. I'm taking a look shortly and will be back to you ASAP
Thank you for your report


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