I've had issues in the past, usually having to do with clearing out temporary files, and this process seemed to work. But this is something different and I'm willing to bet that it will come down to yet another temporary cache that VS has buried in an obscure location. I understand that VS is a powerful IDE but it seems to be fraught with issues. Oh well....
Again, thanks for the responses. I feel a little less detached now.
ps Let me know how the scheduler goes. I have a project on the horizon (if I keep my job) that I'll need it for.