6 Replies Latest reply on Apr 20, 2010 7:27 AM by Gazzland

    Package Bulder


      Hi all,


      Can someone help me.   I've installed an application and now I'm running the package builder.  When I click build I get this message ( MSS.LOG file in use, please close this file and try again)





        • 1. Re: Package Bulder
          phoffmann SupportEmployee

          ... you still have Package Builder ...?


          Easiest way would be to use PROCESS EXPLORER (you can get that from Microsoft.com - part of the sysinternals suite), and use the "FIND HANDLE/DLL" option - then check for your "MSS.LOG" file ... and you'll be able to kill whatever process(-es) is(/are) keeping the file open.


          - Paul Hoffmann

          LANDesk EMEA Technical Lead

          • 2. Re: Package Bulder
            zman Master

            MSS.log is used by Microsoft Search. To unlock the file, go to Control Panel > Administrative  Tools > Services and then look for the Windows Search service; click  on it, and click Stop in the left. Now the MSS.log file should be  unlocked.

            • 3. Re: Package Bulder



              Thanks for the tip.


              Yes,  we are still running 8.8 SP2


              Is there an easier app to use?

              • 4. Re: Package Bulder

                Great tip.


                Thanks boss

                • 5. Re: Package Bulder
                  phoffmann SupportEmployee

                  Wouldn't necessarily call Process Explorer as "difficult" as such. It's great to find out which processes / services keep a file locked/open, so quite useful to befriend yourself with it "in general", as locked files tend to creep up at the most inopportune of times .


                  It's really just a simple use of the "search handle/dll" function, and then entering the filename that you're having problems with. Doesn't get much easier than that .


                  - Paul Hoffmann

                  LANDesk EMEA Technical Lead

                  • 6. Re: Package Bulder

                    Nice one.


                    Thanks for your help..