Applies to:


Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7  

Details

Product

Windows Operating System

ID

63

Source

SideBySide

Version

6.1

Message

‎Sample message:

"Activation context generation failed for ""C:\Program

Files\Tivoli\TSM\baclient\jvm60\jre\bin\unpack200.exe"".

Error in manifest or policy file ""C:\Program

Files\Tivoli\TSM\baclient\jvm60\jre\bin\unpack200.exe"" on line

19. The value ""6.0.0.6u9b41"" of attribute ""version"" in

element ""assemblyIdentity"" is invalid."

Error

30.08.2010 10:30:05

SideBySide

63

None

"Activation context generation failed for ""C:\Program

Files\Tivoli\TSM\baclient\jvm60\jre\bin\unpack.dll"".

Error in manifest or policy file ""C:\Program

Files\Tivoli\TSM\baclient\jvm60\jre\bin\unpack.dll"" on line 19.

The value ""6.0.0.6u9b41"" of attribute ""version"" in element

""assemblyIdentity"" is invalid."


Cause


There is an error in the manifest or policy file related to this application.   This can be caused by not having the appropriate  Microsoft Visual C++  Redistributable Package installed for this application to function properly. Side-by-side is a concept introduced with Microsoft .Net Framework. It allows the ability to run multiple versions of an application (or component) on the same computer. With side-by-side execution, subsequent installations of other versions of the runtime, an application, or a component will not affect applications already installed.

Prior to Microsoft Windows XP and the .NET Framework, DLL conflicts occurred because applications were unable to distinguish between incompatible versions of the same code. An application had no way of knowing if a DLL was the same that the application was compatible with. As a result, a new version of a component could overwrite an older version and break applications.

User Action

  • Check with the software vendor to determine if an update has been released which solves this issue
  • Determine the appropriate Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package your application requires
  • Download the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package from http://www.microsoft.com/ .

Related Information


Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86)

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=A7B7A05E-6DE6-4D3A-A423-37BF0912DB84

Diagnosing SidebySide Failures 
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/junfeng/archive/2006/04/14/576314.aspx

Side by Side Assemblies 
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa376307(v=VS.85).aspx

Activation Context Reference 
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa374166(v=VS.85).aspx

What is the WINSXS directory in Windows 2008 and Windows Vista and why is it so large?

http://blogs.technet.com/askcore/archive/2008/09/17/what-is-the-winsxs-directory-in-windows-2008-and-windows-vista-and-why-is-it-so-large.aspx