.NET Framework 2.0 Configuration Tool, Part 2

See part 1 or part 3 of this topic...

OK... Last week Shawn Farkas (MS) blogged in the ".Net Security Blog" about "Which Package are the Security Tools In?" for the .NET Framework 2.0. In that post, he states they're in the SDK package, which was discussed previously. No direct reason is given, but in one comment an individual notes that GACUTIL is also not part of the redistributable package as was the case with the .NET Framework 1.1. To this, Shawn replies that "GAC administration is not an end-user scenario". One can consider that similar reasoning was applied to the moving of the .NET Framework 2.0 Configuration Tool from the redistributable package to the SDK. Still, the tools are at the least handy for troubleshooting and I can easily envision many cases where I will be wishing I had them available without having to install the SDK on another system.

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