Consider the following scenario in the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 (SP1):
- You use the NetDataContractSerializer class to serialize and deserialize generic types that have different versions.
- You use Version Tolerant Serialization (VTS) features to change a generic type in one version. You do this to make this type compatible with other versions.
Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XPTo resolve this issue, install the hotfix that is described in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 976570. For more information click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
976570 Description of the .NET Framework 3.0 SP2 forward compatibility update for Windows XP and for Windows Server 2003
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.