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Represents the public key token of a referenced management pack.

Schema Hierarchy

    References (Manifest)
      Reference (Manifest)



Attributes and Elements

The following sections describe attributes, child elements, and parent elements of the PublicKeyToken element.



Child Elements


Parent Elements

Element Description

Reference (Manifest)

Represents an external management pack as a dependency reference in a management pack.

Text Value

A text value is required. All management packs published by Microsoft will have the public key token 31bf3856ad364e35.


Public key tokens are created when a management pack is sealed. For that reason, an unsealed management pack cannot be referenced by another management pack. To find the public key token for a sealed management pack, use the Strong Name tool with the following syntax:

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sn –T ManagementPack.mp

For more information about the Strong Name tool, see Strong Name Tool (sn.exe). For an example of how the PublicKeyToken element is expressed in a management pack, see Manifest.

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