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When you try to sequence a program for use with Microsoft SoftGrid, you receive the following error message:
Additionally, the following information may be logged in the sft-seq-log.txt file:
SystemGuard download failed (error code 53256)
By default, this file is located in the following folder:
[<date> <time> VRB VFSX] SxS: Starting SxS public-to-private assembly conversion. [<date> <time> ERR VFSX] SxSPrivateAssembly::LoadConfigFile : Load failed. [<date> <time> ERR VFSX] SxSPrivateAssembly::LoadConfigFile : Load failed. [<date> <time> WRN VFSX] SxSPE::parseUTF : Unsupported UTF format for file <drive>:\<ProgramName>\FileInfo.dll (format # 3). [<date> <time> VRB RTSK] Failed to convert public SxS assemblies. [<date> <time> ERR RTSK] SystemGuard download failed (error code 53256). [<date> <time> ERR RTSK] SystemGuard download failed (error code 53256).
This problem may occur if the SoftGrid Sequencer component tries to parse the manifest of a .dll file that is encoded by using a character set that the SoftGrid Sequencer does not recognize. Typically, this problem occurs if the SoftGrid Sequencer tries to parse the manifest of a .dll file that is encoded by using the UCS-2 Unicode character set.
Note The UCS-2 character set is an earlier version of UTF-16.
To resolve this problem, modify the manifest that corresponds to the affected .dll file. To do this, follow these steps.
Step 1: Determine which file the SoftGrid Sequencer cannot parseTo determine which file the SoftGrid Sequencer cannot parse, follow these steps.
Note These steps are performed on the sequencing station.
Step 2: Modify the manifest fileModify the manifest file to enable the SoftGrid Sequencer to parse the .dll file. To do this, you must use a resource explorer tool that can open .dll files and that can expose the various resources that the .dll file uses.
The following list contains some third-party resource explorer tools:
To modify the manifest file, follow these steps:
Step 3: Sequence the programSequence the program again. However, follow these steps when you sequence the program:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about sequencing in Microsoft SoftGrid, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932137/ )Best practices to use for sequencing in Microsoft SoftGrid
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