"Loading this assembly would produce a different grant set from other instances” error message when you run a .NET Framework 2.0-based application on a computer that is running a 64-bit version of Windows


Consider the following scenario:  
  • You have a Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0-based application that contains a domain-neutral assembly.
  • The assembly is not in the list of domain-neutral assemblies that are compatible with the AppDomain.
  • The assembly calls interop methods.
  • You run the application on a computer that is running a 64-bit version of Windows.
In this scenario, a System.IO.FileLoadException exception is thrown and you receive the following error message:
Loading this assembly would produce a different grant set from other instances. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131401 (SECURITY_E_INCOMPATIBLE_SHARE))


This problem occurs because the 64-bit version of common language runtime (CLR) 2.0 uses one Intermediate Language (IL) stub cache in a shared domain.


Hotfix information

A 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 software update 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:Note 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.


There are no prerequisites to apply the hotfix.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply the hotfix if the affected files are not being used.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The 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.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
To work around this problem, do not call interop methods in a domain-neutral assembly.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates