developing VB+SQL apps

we have developed an application under vb+sql and win98 but there are probs when we install these apps in client sites...shoudl we be doing something  so we can avoid installation problems?
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SpideyModConnect With a Mentor Commented:
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CJ_SCommented:
Depends on the installation problems. Have you created a setup-executable? Are all necessary components copied and registered? Does the machine have access to the SQL Server? Are the correct database providers available for the client?

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dhavaljariwalaCommented:
You should make your front end setup. After that u will have to make a script file of your database, which has to be executed on the client before running the front end setup provided client has SQL Server on his machine.

I know that this is very difficult solution, and may not be the answer to your question. But it is very tedious installing VB+SQL on clients machine. The reason for this i guess is bcoz of the licensing issue of SQL Server.
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chops123Commented:
I dont think you would be installing SQL on each client.Practically it doesnt make sense really.

You should be installing SQL server on a centralized server.

You havent mentioned the installation problems that you are facing.I presume it has got more to do with different ADO versions installed on the client PCs.If you program is compiled on Wint NT OS,then it could lead to installation issues on Win 98 and vice versa.There can be many reasons why this happens.

Just a suggestion: If you are having issues with database connection,try and create a System DSN on each of the machines and make sure that the ADO version you have used in the VB program and the ADO version installed on the machine is the same.

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chops123Commented:
Code to check ADO version on the machine

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Private Sub Form_Load()
Dim con As New ADODB.Connection
MsgBox con.Version
End Sub
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GarfyCommented:
You need to setup the ODBC connections for your clients, the same as the one used to develop the program originally.
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