I have four servers running Server 2008r2 SP3, of which three were running SQL Server Express 2008r2 and one was running SQL Server Standard 2008r2. After much ado I got these all upgraded to be running SQL Server Standard 2014 SP2. These servers have .NET 4.6.2 installed and Powershell 2.0 installed.
Unfortunately, now I'm getting this issue in the Application Log on each of these four servers:
Event ID 63: SideBySide (Application Log) Activation context generation failed for "c:\program files (x86)\microsoft sql server\120\Tools\Binn\managementstudio\CopyDatabaseWizard.exe". Error in manifest or policy file "c:\program files (x86)\microsoft sql server\120\Tools\Binn\managementstudio\CopyDatabaseWizard.exe" on line 8. The value "1.0" of attribute "version" in element "assemblyIdentity" is invalid.
All I can find are some vague technet posts suggesting to use a hex editor to edit the assembly, but that apparently leads to another issue. Editing the exe shouldn't be necessary IMO.
Related technet posts:
Has anyone run across this or know how to fix this issue? Or is this issue safe to ignore?