This article describes hotfix rollup 2803752 that is available for the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 (SP2). This hotfix rollup is available to fix several issues in the .NET Framework 2.0 SP2. For more information about the issues that the hotfix resolves, see the "More information" section.
Hotfix InformationA supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that this article describes. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
To resolve this problem, 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 website: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.
PrerequisitesTo apply this hotfix, you must have the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 installed.
Restart requirementYou must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix if any affected files are being used. We recommend that you close all .NET Framework-based applications before you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix package does not replace a previously released hotfix package.
Issues that this hotfix rollup resolves
Common language runtime (CLR) issuesIssue 1
Assume that you run a .NET Framework 2.0 SP2-based or a Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1-based Microsoft Office Automation application on a non-English language operating system. In this situation, the application crashes with an exception.
For example, you run an application that contains the following code:
Note The .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 includes the .NET Framework 2.0 SP2.
Dim oApp As New Excel.Application()
oApp.Visible = True
oApp.UserControl = True
Dim oBooks As Object = oApp.Workbooks
oBooks.GetType().InvokeMember("Add", Reflection.BindingFlags.InvokeMethod, Nothing, oBooks)
Assume that you have a .NET Framework 2.0 SP2-based or a Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1-based application is signed with a signature that uses a certificate. The serial number of the certificate is 00. In this situation, a System.Security.Cryptography.CryptographicException exception occurs when the application verifies the signature. Additionally, the application cannot start.