SDK Workaround: Guidgen.exe fails to execute, use UUIDgen.exe


This workaround applies to:


 


·         The prerelease Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 (RC0), September, 2007


·         The prerelease Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 (IDS04), July, 2007


 


Guidgen.exe fails with the following error:


System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect.


Workaround: use the tool Uuidgen.exe to generate GUIDs from the command prompt. Run the following command:


%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v6.1\bin\Uuidgen.exe


For help with this tool, type: uuidgen.gen /?