Visual Studio 2017 - Node.JS Server Process - Turn off?
Restart Visual Studio
This appears to prevent the NodeJS process from starting.
I raised feedback on this issue:
I got response back from a MS Team - he directed me to this post:
The node.exe process has the command line:
Effectively I was told:
You have to disable TypeScript support on Visual Studio:
Tools > Extensions and Updates > TypeScript for Microsoft Visual Studio > Disable
After that, just restart Visual Studio, and you are good to go.