Coverage hangs for several minutes in the Initializing external storage state, then the “Failed to initialise external storage...” error is shown.
There is a WCF service running in the operating system that blocks other net.pipe WCF services (including dotCover). An example of such a service is a part of the HP Support software: HPSupportSolutionsFrameworkService.exe.
Disable blocking WCF services:
- Download the handle.exe tool from https://technet.microsoft.com/ru-ru/sysinternals/handle.aspx
- Run the tool as administrator:
- The tool will show you the list of blocking services.
Disable the found services.