A Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0-based application may require read/write permissions to a registry key even though the application only has to read the registry key.
When this problem occurs, the following event may be logged in the Application log in Event Viewer:
Event Type: Error Event Source: .NET Runtime Event Category: None Event ID: 0 Date: Date Time: Time User: N/A Computer: ComputerName Description:The description for Event ID ( 0 ) in Source ( .NET Runtime ) cannotbe found. The local computer may not have the necessary registryinformation or message DLL files to display messages from a remotecomputer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve thisdescription; see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the event: unable to open shim database version registry key-v2.0.50727.00000
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might 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 download this hotfix from the MSDN Code Gallery, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note The MSDN Code Gallery displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language listed, it is because the Code Gallery resource page is not available for that language.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
To apply this hotfix, you must be running the .NET Framework 2.0.
You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other software updates.
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.
Itanium architecture version
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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