How to register OLE server?

Posted on 2003-02-26
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Concerning Access 2002 in Windows XP Pro
When trying to create a data access page I get the message:
'The OLE server isn't registered'
'To register the OLE server, reinstall it.

How do I do that?
I uninstalled Access first, and reinstalled it.
To no avail.
Then I uninstalled Office XP and reinstalled it.
Without success.

What is the name of the ocx/dll?

This is not caused by Norton antivirus / scritblocking.

What to do?

Question by:Alwin
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vb_eddie earned 200 total points
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Hi Alwin,

I have not used Access 2002 but the message is a familiar one.

Normally in conventional Access,if you can go into the module section and under Tools select references.

This will give you of list of additional stuff your program can use. The ones with a tick box are the ones that are in use. If any which are ticked have the message "MISSING" by it, then you have found the culprit.

Make a note of it's filename & filepath.

'The OLE server isn't registered' more or less means that the system has not been told that it can use this file.

To register it, from the Windows START button at the bottom of the screen (I am assuming Windows XP is not drastically different), slect the RUN option, then type,

REGSVR32 filepath/filename

obviously substituting filepath/filename for the actual file that Access is claiming is MISSING.

Hope this helps you out Alwin,

All the best.
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Hi vb_eddie,

The problem is that the only message is the one about the OLE Server not being registered.
Messages about missing dell's usually appear when starting an application that asks for a dll that has not been registsred in the tools.

My problem has nothing to do with an application, but with Access itself.
After startng a new database initiating a new data access page is impossible.
At hat moment the OLE message appears.
So I suppose something went wrong while installing Access.
Reinstalling Access does not solve the problem. Reinstalling WinXP neither.

If I new what is the filename of the OLE server, I could try to register it.
But apparently that filename is the best kept secret.

Thanks anyway.
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