Unhandled exception when launching the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 Console (Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.exe)

Symptoms

When you attempt to launch the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 (SP1) Console on a machine that has the System Center 2012 Integration Pack for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager installed, you may see the following error:

Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement has stopped working

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name:          CLR20r3
Problem Signature 01:         LRE420M52QQYT0KWXNWESOVVMQF5I2RH
Problem Signature 02:         5.0.7804.1000
Problem Signature 03:         50adcdf1
Problem Signature 04:         System
Problem Signature 05:         4.0.30319.17929
Problem Signature 06:         4ffa5c88
Problem Signature 07:         5b0
Problem Signature 08:         19
Problem Signature 09:         N3CTRYE2KN3C34SGL4ZQYRBFTE4M13NB
OS Version:                       6.2.9200.2.0.0.400.8
Locale ID:                          1033
Additional Information 1:    5861
Additional Information 2:    5861822e1919d7c014bbb064c64908b2
Additional Information 3:    dac6
Additional Information 4:    dac6c2650fa14dd558bd9f448e23afd1
 
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Cause

This issue is caused by the System Center 2012 Orchestrator Integration Pack for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (7.0) registering two assemblies in the Global Assembly Cache, or GAC. 
  • AdminUI.WqlQueryEngine.dll  (5.0.0.0)
  • Microsoft.ConfigurationManagement.ManagementProvider.dll  (5.0.0.0)

Resolution

To resolve this issue follow the steps below:

1. Uninstall the System Center 2012 Integration Pack for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager from Add/Remove Programs.

2. From Add/Remove Programs, right-click the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Console and select Repair.

3. You should now be able to successfully launch the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Console.

4. If desired, install the System Center 2012 SP1 Integration Pack for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (7.1).  This integration pack will not register any assemblies in the Global Assembly Cache, or GAC.

More Information

 

Microsoft Internal Support Information

Steps to reproduce.

Product Bug Number:  

http://bugcheck/bugs/SMS/375852

http://bugcheck/bugs/SMS/372029

http://bugcheck/bugs/SMS/365790

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Article ID: 2800707 - Last Review: Jan 16, 2013 - Revision: 1

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