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C# Detect if SMO is installed on a client PC

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I have an application which uses SQL Server Management Objects which is installed onto client PCs.  I need to know whether or not SMO is installed on the PC and if not to install it.  I thought that code of

try
{
  Server server = new Server(connection);
}
catch (Exception)
{
  // SMO not installed so install
  ...
}

would work but the exception is not caught even if SMO is not installed - I only get an exception when I try and use the object which is a bit late really  Is there a way in .NET 3.5 to determine whether or not the SMO Dlls are installed?
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Carl Tawn earned 500 total points
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The most reliable way is probably going to be to check the registry.

The sample posted here should point you in the right direction:

    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/42438/whats-the-best-way-to-detect-the-presence-of-smo
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by:ChrisMDrew
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Hi - yes I've seen that post however it doesn't seem to work for me as I don't have that registry key yet do have SMO 2008 installed...
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by:ChrisMDrew
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Found another registry key which did work!  Also checked for the DLL in the appropriate fold4er for safety
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