Fri, Oct 15 2010 23:28
Lovely .net 4
Okay so I should have known better. I did a stupid thing. I installed .net 4 on my baby at the office to make sure that it didn't cause issues with the montoring like it did cosmetically with SBS 2003. So tonight when I was patching the server I decided that rather than deploy the security update to .net 4 I was going to remove it. So I did. I uninstalled it. I rebooted the computer. All was well.
Until the next time the server backed up. And then I got
Cryptographic Services failed while processing the OnIdentity() call in the System Writer Object.
AddWin32ServiceFiles: Unable to back up image of service WPFFontCache_v0400 since QueryServiceConfig API failed
The system cannot find the file specified.
So in tracking down why that was erroring like that I tracked back and realized that Windows Presentation Foundation Font came in via .net 4 and obviously didn't uninstall nicely.
Go into the services and you see...
And I was so hoping that .net 4 would be better than this.
Of all of the updates, this is one that I don't understand how brittle it can be. I had hopes that .net 4 would not be hitting the issues that I'm seeing with it.
Do you need .net 4? Nope. At least not until SBSv7 and SBS aurora hit the streets and then they will deploy it to the workstations in the connect process.
In the meantime the folks that coded up .net 4 should be glad they are in Redmond and I'm here in Fresno. Or that SMBnation is in Las Vegas not Seattle.
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