After setting up my Surface Pro with Windows 10 and IoT core I decided that in order to demo it all I needed a Windows 10 VM with it all on. I had a couple of issues that I didn’t get on my Surface Pro.
The first issue I had was that the Windows IoT core watcher application would not run properly and kept shutting down. This is a known bug and has a work around:
Launch the "Developer Command Prompt for VS2015" as Administrator
change the working directory over to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft IoT"
sn -Vr WindowsIoTCoreWatcher.exe
corflags WindowsIoTCoreWatcher.exe /32BIT+ /FORCE
The second issue was Visual Studio couldn’t connect to TFS online. When I tried to manage connections I got the following error:
SplitterDistance must be between Panel1MinSize and Width - Panel2MinSize.
This seems to happen on both VS 2015 Enterprise RC and Community RC editions. I found a work around as follows:
Open up Team Foundation Server online at <youraccount>.visualstudio.com. Click code, then navigate to the project you want to open, click on the solution file which then opens the solution in the web editor. Click the visual studio icon and VS opens with the team project now in team explorer. Close VS and open it again and your team project should still be connected to team explorer
Now with Visual Studio working I needed to set Windows into developer mode. This can be done as follows:
Start->settings->Update & Security -> For Developers. However, when I tried this the setting page kept closing. You can also use the Group Policy editor (Gpedit.msc) as follows: