I have created an integration pack with C# for System Center Orchestrator 2012 that runs on Windows Server 2012 R2 that depends on Newtonsoft.Json which is in Newtonsoft.Json.dll. When I run the runbook I get:
Could not load file or assembly 'Newtonsoft.Json, Version=18.104.22.168, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=30ad4fe6b2a6aeed' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.
Target site: LogIn.Execute
at MyClient.LogIn.Execute(IActivityRequest request, IActivityResponse response)
I first thought I could use Ilmerge to merge the dependent dlls together, and I used this guide to set this up automatically when compiling in Visual Studio 2013: http://www.hanselman.com/blog/MixingLanguagesInASingleAssemblyInVisualStudioSeamlesslyWithILMergeAndMSBuild.aspx
But when doing this, and including both the required dll and dependent projects for the merging - the compile and merge takes for ever. The reason is that several sub-projects use .net and all those dependencies need to be merged as well - which is alot.
So then I thought I might want to install the required dll into the GAC. I found http://camerondwyer.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/how-to-install-a-dll-to-the-gac-on-windows-2012-using-only-powershell-without-having-to-install-sdk-or-visual-studio/
, but this installs into the .net 4 part of the gac I suppose, because it didn't fix my problem and the dll is compiled for .net 4.5 of what I can see.
The options I have is to be able to ilmerge without merging the whole .net or install the dll on the Orchestrator runbook server so that my integration pack can use it. Any suggestions?