As part of a startup task, I sometimes have to install programs that are not part of the Azure role. For instance, I have a monitoring system that logs ETW and perf counter events. My intention is to keep this as a separate Windows service so that it's not in the same process as my worker role. This has worked just fine up until moving to Windows Server 2012. Now I get this error:
Unhandled Exception: System.TypeInitializationException: The type initializer for 'Microsoft.WindowsAzure.ServiceRuntime.RoleEnvironment' threw an exception. ---> System.IO.FileLoadException: Could not load file or assembly 'msshrtmi.dll' or one of its dependencies. A dynamic link library (DLL) initialization routine failed. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8007045A) at Microsoft.WindowsAzure.ServiceRuntime.RoleEnvironment.InitializeEnvironment() at Microsoft.WindowsAzure.ServiceRuntime.RoleEnvironment..cctor() --- End of inner exception stack trace --- at Microsoft.WindowsAzure.ServiceRuntime.RoleEnvironment.get_IsAvailable()
If you get into a situation similar to mine, the fix is simple. Add the following to the exe.config file:
<configuration> <startup useLegacyV2RuntimeActivationPolicy="true"> <supportedRuntime version="v4.0" sku=".NETFramework,Version=v4.5" /> </startup> <runtime> <NetFx40_LegacySecurityPolicy enabled="false" /> </runtime></configuration>
Genius! I also have a small exe running as a startup task and hit this problem when updating to 2012 in Azure. Thanks Dustin.
Thanks! That did the trick!
Works like a charm! Thanks!