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Patch for version 3.7.4434

Error 0x80070005: Access is denied.

You may experience error "Access denied" when building manifests for COM DLLs created using Visual Studio 2010 sp1. Read more..

Version 3.7.4434

Note: build 3.7.4433 has been superseded.

Manifest Maker MSBuild task is available for testing

We are working on full integration of Manifest Maker build into Visual Studio 2010. In the meantime we wanted you to have a chance to try the coming MSBuild task which is independent of Visual Studio and will be included in future releases of Manifest Maker in addition to VS2010-specific tasks. see more on the download page...

Version 3.7.4357

Version 3.6.4325

Version 3.6

Version 3.5.587

Version 3.5

2008 Server R2 side-by-side hotfix is available

Knowledge base article KB977787 discussing the IIS 7.5 (2008 Server R2 and Windows7) side-by-side problem is available on the Microsoft support site.

The corresponding hotfix can now be downloaded here. Click Show hotfixes for all platforms and languages to see all available versions.

2008 Server R2 and Windows 7 break side-by-side in IIS

Both Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 7 include a new version of w3wp.exe - the IIS application pool host process - which has an embedded manifest. The embedded manifest is loaded as the process default manifest and the recommended web application isolation method no longer works.

Version 3.4

Version 3.3.545

Version 3.3

Known issues:
Signing shared side-by-side assemblies fails if the assembly file path (folder or file name) contains non-ASCII characters. We are working on a fix.

Windows Server 2003 SP1 side-by-side performance problem: hotfix is now available

The slow side-by-side response on 2003 Server sp1 has now been addressed by Microsoft. Details are at

Version 3.1

New information on isolating ASP .Net 2.0 web applications

ASP .Net 1.1 included support for using Windows win32 side-by-side (registration-free COM) to access COM objects without having to register them on the server. ASP .Net 2.0 dropped that support. Updated examples are now included with the latest Manifest Maker download. Read the online help on how to isolate ASP .Net 2.0 applications.

Version 3.0

Vista-compatible Side-by-Side Manifest Maker 3.0 is available for download. What is new:

Vista hotfix for RegisterTypeLib() API is available

Side-by-side with ASP .Net 1.1 on 2003 Server SP2 is now fixed

Service Pack 2 for Windows 2003 Server and Side-by-Side in ASP .Net 1.1

Version 2.12.1

Bug fixes:

Version 2.12.0

ASP.Net 2.0 Isolation Example Update

Side-by-side Hotfixes

Version 2.10.0

Version 2.9.0

Version 2.8.0

Version 2.7.0

Version 2.5.0

Version 2.4.0

Version 2.3.0

Version 2.2.0

Version 2.1.0

Version 2.0.1

Based on the generous feedback and cooperation of our customers we added the following functionality:

Version 2.0.0


Support for all builds of version 1 of Manifest Maker was phased out as of October 31, 2004. We no longer support version 1.