Cannot add the specified assembly to the global assembly cache

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This is part of my continuing series on debugging SharePoint and PowerPivot. In this case, I do not expect any PowerPivot users to ever encounter this error in the context of PowerPivot. However, the general SharePoint developer who is in the early stages of building and testing his custom solutions might hit this and since so many people on our team have been confused by it, I thought I would throw out some help for other developers. This error is hit when trying to deploy a SharePoint solution package to the farm. It could be an ApplicationServer solution or a WebFrontEnd solution, the important part is that it has an assembly marked to be deployed to the GAC:



Tags: setup, sharepoint


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