18 February, 2013

GAC: Force an assembly to un-install

Sometimes when developing assemblies that needs to reside in GAC to work (thanks Microsoft!); it can prove very difficult to uninstall an assembly from this bucket of dlls.

I today found a good tip on how to force that operation.

  1. Open RegEdit
  2. Go to the below location.
  3. Delete the entries you wish to remove from here
  4. You can now delete them from the GAC (in the file system)

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Link: http://abhi.dcmembers.com/blog/2009/04/17/forcefully-delete-an-assembly-from-gac/

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