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I've developed a VB6 application that uses DCOM. I'm now trying to deploy it to my users. Users are running Win '95. When I run the setup program generated by the Package Wizard I get "MSFTQWS.PDW could not be found" error. It then says there was a serious error, and removes the setup files.

If I just try to copy files to the target machine, I get MSSTDFMT.DLL Class not Found error message. MSSTDFMT.DLL is in the target machine's \windows\system directory, and I've copied the corresponding registry entry from my host machine, but no luck.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Two very useful tools that can be downloaded at www.sysinternals.com.

- Filemon, this tool shows the file access. It will show you if a file is missing on the target machine.
- Regmon, this tool shows you which registry entries are accessed.

These two tools solved all my installation problems.
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Two very useful tools that can be downloaded at www.sysinternals.com.

- Filemon, this tool shows the file access. It will show you if a file is missing on the target machine.
- Regmon, this tool shows you which registry entries are accessed.

These two tools solved all my installation problems.
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Look in your SETUP.LST file and see if there is a line that reads:

. $(DLLSelfRegisterEx) ...

If there is, change it to read:

. $(DLLSelfRegister) ...

This is a *BUG* in the setup wizard that causes this type of failure.

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Thanks for that! The application installed without a hitch. You'll probably want to check my next question now.
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