Deploy.ps1 exiting with non-0 error code causes deploy to continue

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12 Apr, 2017 01:33 PM


I have a PowerShell Deploy.ps1 with the following at the end of a script:
if ($LastExitCode -ne 0) {
  $exitCode = $LastExitCode
  write-host "Install service returned $exitCode!" -BackgroundColor Red

The script fails and I get the error status, the script stops but the deployment continues as if the exit code was 0.

Any suggestions?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Ilya Finkelshte... on 12 Apr, 2017 06:33 PM

    Ilya Finkelshteyn's Avatar

    Hi Andrew,

    Please try to replace $host.SetShouldExit($exitCode) with throw and let us know if this helps.


  2. 2 Posted by andrew on 13 Apr, 2017 08:56 AM

    andrew's Avatar


    That did it. May be worth somewhere in the documentation as it is different from the way to get the build to fail if you have PowerShell in your build job.


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