Installing a Visual Basic 6 Application

I have written a program in VB6, which works perfectly on Win95/98 machines.  One person has tried to run it on an NT4 Workstation, and it keeps coming up with Oleaut32 errors.  Not too familiar with NT, I left well alone.  He's now asking me for help after exhauting his resources.

Would a service pack fix this problem?  I have sent him the Oleaut32.dll from my 98 machine which didn't fix the problem.
Any ideas would be appreciated, but an answer would be great!!!!!
nu2vbAsked:
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sboucher789Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Note that VB6 applications require sp3 on NT. Also, when the installer of your VB application updates OLEaut32.DLL on an NT machine, you generally have to reboot because OELaut32.dll is locked by other applications. Did you reboot after the installation completed? Are you sure your installer updated OLEaut32.dll?
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carmineCommented:
Did you reregister the OLEAUT32.DLL file?

>regsvr32 oleaut32.dll

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Davy070599Commented:
Hi,

Which Service Pack is he using?  I don't think it's a wise idea to use a Win98 dll.  

Post the exact error message.  That wouuld help alot.

Byeee...
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nu2vbAuthor Commented:
I'm not too sure what he's using (and neither is he!)

I'll get him to give me the message exactly as it reads.  It was definitely an Oleaut32.dll problem.

He's even had his (supposed) guru looking into it, but can't work it out,
Is there anything special needed to run a Win 95/98 app using an Access database on NT ?  

I'll get back to you once I find out the exact message!

Thanks again.
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Davy070599Commented:
Hi,

One thing is for sure:  you have to have the right data access components installed.  Are they included in your packaged.  The file is called mdac_typ.exe (or alike).

Byeee...
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nu2vbAuthor Commented:
Unfortunately, he's given up with it.

But it's handy to know for next time (the service pack part especially).

Thanks to all who responded!
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