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Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Delete an assembly that's still in use from the GAC

If you want to delete an assembly in the GAC that's still in use, you'll get the message:
Assembly 'XXXXXXXXXXX' could not be uninstalled because it is required by other applications.
If you have stopped all services and still don't succeed in removing it, try this little trick.

- Go to Start > Run
- Type regsvr32 -u "C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.1.4322\shfusion.dll"
- Browse to C:\Windows\Assembly, the 'GAC-view' has gone
- Open the GAC-folder
- Delete the folder with the name of the assembly you want to remove
- Go to Start > Run
- Type regsvr32 "C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.1.4322\shfusion.dll"

Warning: I take no responsability at all, try it at your own risk!

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