What Got Installed?
When the installation is complete, it’s good to take a quick look at what was installed to familiarize yourself with where to find stuff.
The Runtime Shim
The runtime shim is really something you shouldn’t care much about, but it’s a convenient way to find out the latest version of the installed CLR on the machine. The purpose of the shim is to load the correct version of the CLR to execute a given application, a particularly important task if multiple versions of the runtime are installed.
You can find the shim under %windir%\system32, with the name mscoree.dll. By looking at the file properties (shown in Figure 3.5), you’ll find out about the latest common language runtime version on the machine.