PDQ Inventory fails to start with certain patch versions of .NET 4.0

There are some reports that the console in PDQ Inventory 3.1 fails to start. This will happen in only a few rare circumstances. The issue has to do with certain patches to .NET 4.0. If you are running PDQ Inventory on a system that has the following versions of the CLR.DLL file you will need to update .NET 4.



If the console is running on Windows 7, 2008 or Vista then we recommend that you either install all patches for .NET 4 (including the optional patches) or just install .NET 4.5.2. If the console is running on XP or 2003 then you will need to install all of the .NET 4 patches. If this still doesn't fix the issue you will need to uninstall and reinstall .NET 4 (we still recommend installing all of the patches as well).
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    Hi Shane, you might correct this a bit.

    The CLR.DLL has to be from the RTM GDR Release. 4.0.30319.1022 RTMGDR. That one works just fine The *.2032, *.2035 LDR versions from some patches are problematic.

    Please check my conversation with Adam. To fix the 4.0 issues on systems supporting dotNET 4.5 it install dotNET 4.5.2

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    Faulting application pdqinventoryconsole.exe, version, stamp 5390c8c6, faulting module clr.dll, version 4.0.30319.1022, stamp 52ccf666, debug? 0, fault address 0x0001bd75.

    I guess my question is, WHAT patch do I need? This is for server 2003 x86

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    I had simmilar issues on my SBS2003. Solution is to uninstall the 4.0 framework, reinstall and apply all security updates.

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    Sitting here with an SBS2011 facing the same issue. Strange thing is... I installed Invientory today - it worked, did inventory - I logged of, and later I logged on again - and then it didn't work. 

    Faulting application name: PDQInventoryConsole.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x53a9ad49 Faulting module name: clr.dll, version: 4.0.30319.1026


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    Upgrade to PDQ Inventory3.1.3.6 and test the behavior again.

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    Where to download that? From the download page, I only get


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    The simplest way is to go to HELP > Check for update.

    You might to enable the beta version download at File > Preferences > Auto update - [x] Include beta versions

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    Yeah... but I cannot start PDQ.   (-;

    Is it available on ftp?

    Regards, Lars.

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