Getting started with a fresh windoze dev environment and went to install the npm bcrypt package. Ended up with an error while building… Found many recommendations to just install bcryptjs, which wasn’t an option I was interested in. Found some sage advice of (Powershell with Admin rights):
//Temporarily disable Real-time protection within Windoze Defender npm install -g node-gyp npm install -g --production windows-build-tools
went with that instead. npm i bcrypt worked like a charm!