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MSI installer does not create trace references for assemblies in the GAC RRS feed

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    Hi all,

     

    We have software that need configurable components (dlls and assemblies) to be installed  on remote nodes and loaded dynamically into an running executing of our software. Do do this we programmatically create MSI data and install it using MsiInstallProduct api call.

     

    Everything works fine except GAC reference counting. When I examine the GAC using gacutil /lr, I do not find any trace references for any of MY assemblies.

     

    Documentation says that MSI installer should automatically do reference counting by creating trace references for assemblies in the GAC, right?

     

    What is going on? What needs to be done to enable reference tracing in the GAC for my assemblies?

     

     

    Thanks.

     

    --Nirmal

     

    Tuesday, May 15, 2007 9:11 PM

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