?
Solved

Deployment Problems

Posted on 1998-11-04
4
Medium Priority
?
146 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-30
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.
0
Comment
Question by:rickpaul
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:Mirkwood
ID: 1443085
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.
0
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:Mirkwood
ID: 1443086
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.
0
 
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

by:
mark2150 earned 800 total points
ID: 1443087
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.

M


0
 

Author Comment

by:rickpaul
ID: 1443088
Thanks for that! The application installed without a hitch. You'll probably want to check my next question now.
0

Featured Post

New feature and membership benefit!

New feature! Upgrade and increase expert visibility of your issues with Priority Questions.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I was working on a PowerPoint add-in the other day and a client asked me "can you implement a feature which processes a chart when it's pasted into a slide from another deck?". It got me wondering how to hook into built-in ribbon events in Office.
You can of course define an array to hold data that is of a particular type like an array of Strings to hold customer names or an array of Doubles to hold customer sales, but what do you do if you want to coordinate that data? This article describes…
Get people started with the process of using Access VBA to control Excel using automation, Microsoft Access can control other applications. An example is the ability to programmatically talk to Excel. Using automation, an Access application can laun…
This lesson covers basic error handling code in Microsoft Excel using VBA. This is the first lesson in a 3-part series that uses code to loop through an Excel spreadsheet in VBA and then fix errors, taking advantage of error handling code. This l…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month13 days, 9 hours left to enroll

800 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question