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Error 1042 with Activating a Layer in SWV 6.1 RC

I just had this error and it seems to be related to the SWV 6.1 RC1.

I'm a fan of the RSS Feed Reader Greatnews (Freeware) and it didn't Activate anymore.

The error was 1042, I found it was: 1042 - FSL2 ERROR WRONGVERSION

I noticed after reading the release notes of the RC1 version (Layers aren't backward compatible) that it had to be the layer conversion.

So why were the others working, and this one not?

After some digging in the registry I found the issue:

Every Layer has 2 Folders in the registry under: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\Altiris\FSL\

The settings of the Read-Only part of the Layer and the settings of the Writable part of the layer.

In my case it was: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\Altiris\FSL\1 and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\Altiris\FSL\2

The 1 Folder is the Read-only part (in my case) for this layer and the folder 2 was part of the Writable part of the Layer.

Well after comparing with the other layer I found a little discrepancy:

Have a look for yourself, there is a Major and a Minor version DWORD Value in each part of the Layer.

All other layers where showing: Major '2' and Minor '3' value.

My layer was set to Major '2' and Minor '2'

So when I changed (in both parts) the Minor version to '3'

My layer was fine and running as smooothly as ever.

Whenever you have this minor issue, here is the solution

Cheers, FrankB

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