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Event ID: 72
Event Source: SideBySide
Event Type: -
Event Description: -
Comment: I found a link which provided a fix to the error 72 Sidebyside caused by MSESysprep.dll. I have not been able to find the link again but here are the contents below.  I have used the fix and the daily error has not recurred.

Activation context generation failed for "c:\program files\microsoft security client\MSESysprep.dll".Error in manifest or policy file "c:\program files\microsoft security client\MSESysprep.dll" on line 10. The element imaging appears as a child of element urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1^assembly which is not supported by this version of Windows.
To fix the error,
Open up the MSESysprep.dll file located (Windows 7) at %\program files\microsoft security client\MSESysprep.dll using a third party editor such as Notepad++ or ResourceHacker. You can delete the contents and replace with the text below, otherwise manually edit it to read exactly like this,

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
<!-- Copyright Microsoft Corporation -->
<assembly xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1" manifestVersion="1.0">
<description>Microsoft Security Client Sysprep module</description>
<compatibility xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:compatibility.v1">
<!--Windows 7-->
<supportedOS Id="{35138b9a-5d96-4fbd-8e2d-a2440225f93a}"/>
<trustInfo xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v3">

Save changes to the file and reboot. Your errors will be gone  


To fix Event error 72 SideBySide
caused by MSESysprep.dll do the following:

Open MSESysprep.dll and delete the following from the file:

      <sysprepModule moduleName="$(runtime.system32)\msesysprep.dll" methodName="DllSysprep_Cleanup" stage="cleanup"></sysprepModule>

Then save the amended file and the error will not recur.

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