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Resetting the Development Fabric deployment counter

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When you are working with Windows Azure on your local machine, each time you deploy your application to the Development Fabric that particular deployment will receive a unique name along the lines of


Here <deploymentnumber> is a number that is incremented each time you deploy an application to Development Fabric. This may start to look ridiculous after a while, so you may want to reset the counter.

The Development Fabric uses a temp folder,

C:\Users\<your name>\AppData\Local\dftmp,

for storing deployed applications.

To reset the deployment counter go to

C:\Users\<your name>\AppData\Local\dftmp\s0

and delete all the previous deployments. Next, use Notepad to open the file

C:\Users\<your name>\AppData\Local\dftmp\_nextid.cnt

and reset the sole value in that file to 0.