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KB918642 FIX: A .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
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
Description: The description for Event ID ( 0 ) in Source ( .NET Runtime ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; 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
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