Remote GAC issue

04/16/09

Remote GAC issue

If you want to look at the contents of your GAC (Global Assembly Cache), one way is to open Windows Explorer on “C:\WINDOWS\assembly". You can also Start/Run and type that path.

I found out recently that this does not work across a network. Start/Run “\\some-workstation\c$\WINDOWS\assembly” appears to work, but will actually show you your own local GAC.

Update - August 18, 2009

Philippe Parent, coworker and friend, wrote:

…today I needed to check the gac on [a remote workstation], turns out if you issue a ‘dir’ to the command line it
works, ie:

dir \\machinename\c$\windows\assembly\devexpress* /s

Thanks Phil!


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