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  • Question

  • Platform: Windows Server 2012 R2

    I'm looking for a specific assembly in the GAC (.NET Framework 2)

    I don't see assemblies in C:\Windows\assembly  -- Would Uninstall / Reinstall framework 3.5 from Server Features help?

    --Specifically, Policy.2.102.Oracle.DataAccess (x86)  Screenshot from working machine:

    Working GAC

    In problem machine, I just see:

    Not Working GAC

    Searching for Oracle.DataAccess within it: (problem machine)

    Search for Oracle.DataAccess

    Friday, June 15, 2018 12:56 PM

All replies

  • Hi GX400,

    Thank you for posting here.

    For your question, when you install the .net framework, VS would register these dlls to GAC and replace the old version. If you have installed the .net framework 3.5, and then uninstall, there is no effect to GAC.

    The assemblies in GAC folder is the new version dlls you have installed. If you want to use the dlls with .net framework 2.0, you could add assembly from the location below.


    If you want to use the .net framework 2.0 dlls in GAC, please refer to the link below about how to install an assembly into GAC.

    Best Regards,


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    Monday, June 18, 2018 7:25 AM