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FIX: Warning message when you use the SvcUtil.exe tool to import service metadata in the .NET Framework 3.5: "The policy expression was not fully imported because it exceeded the maximum allowable complexity"
Article ID: 951111 - View products that this article applies to.
You create a very complex Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) service in the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5. When you use the ServiceModel Metadata Utility Tool (SvcUtil.exe) to import service metadata to the WCF service, you may receive the following warning message:
Hotfix informationA supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next .NET Framework 3.5 service pack that contains this hotfix.
To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.
PrerequisitesYou must have the .NET Framework 3.5 installed to apply this hotfix.
Restart requirementYou do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
File informationThe English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about the SvcUtil.exe tool, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa347733.aspxFor more information about how to import service metadata, visit the following MSDN Web site:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms731768.aspxFor more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/LN/ )Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates