Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Event Log Error: SideBySide (Event ID: 33)

Side By Side error is caused by a Security UpdateYou are seeing an error like this in the event log?

Activation context generation failed for "C:\Windows\system32\conhost.exe". Dependent Assembly Microsoft.Windows.SystemCompatible,processorArchitecture="amd64",publicKeyToken="6595b64144ccf1df",type="win32",version="6.0.7600.16816" could not be found. Please use sxstrace.exe for detailed diagnosis.

Cause: it's a known issue with a security update (deployed through Windows Update).

Try this: install Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1.

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