why can not delete assembly from GAC?


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I intalled an assembly into GAC by gacutil.exe.
But when i delete it from GAC by gacutil.exe, i got an error message such as
follow:

Assembly: Client.Common, Version=1.0.1.0, Culture=neutral,
PublicKeyToken=01aef4fcc8ad7772, Custom=null
Unable to uninstall: assembly is required by one or more applications
Pending references:
SCHEME: <WINDOWS_INSTALLER> ID: <MSI> DESCRIPTION : <Windows
Installer>

So i want to delete it directely from assembly folder and .net framework
configuration tools, but failed.

So who can tell me why cann't delete assembly from GAC and how to delete it?
 
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S

Shawn Farkas [MS]

If an assembly was installed into the GAC by Windows Installer (regardless of if you also installed it yourself with gacutil), it becomes referenced
counted and locked. Before you can remove the assembly from the GAC you need to uninstall any applications that had Windows Installer also
install the assembly.

-Shawn

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