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FIX: The CLR fails with a fatal execution engine error, and a crash occurs when you run an application by using the .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2
Article ID: 963676 - View products that this article applies to.
The common language runtime (CLR) fails with a fatal execution engine error, and a crash occurs when you run an application by using the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 (SP2). For example, this problem occurs when you start World Wide Web Publishing Service (W3SVC) on a server that is running Microsoft Exchange Server 14, and then submit requests to Exchange Web Services. When this problem occurs, you may experience the following symptoms:
If an assembly that has a native image in the global assembly cache (GAC) is loaded as a dependent bind of an assembly through the LoadFrom method for the first time, Fusion logging will correctly find the assembly. The native image is never returned to the caller, although it is recorded in the load context.
Hotfix Replacement InformationThe hotfix that corresponds to KB963676 has been superseded with the hotfix KB981574, which contains all fixes that were previously included in KB963676. You should use the hotfix KB981574 to fix the issues described in KB963676. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981574/ )The splash screen stays open longer than usual when you try to start Excel on a computer that has the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 installed
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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Article ID: 963676 - Last Review: August 4, 2010 - Revision: 4.0