Package & Deployment Problem

Posted on 2003-03-03
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Last Modified: 2010-05-01
Guys,I am facing serious problems with the "Package & Deployment Wizard",in Win 2000 & Win 98 as well.
     In Win 98,I am facing a problem while uninstalling a program(which uses ADO) that was created/packaged in VB.
     While uninstalling & during the deletion of files stage,the installation process crashes,flashing the dreaded "...performed an Illegal operation..." message.I noticed that the crash occurs only when a certain file is being attempted to be removed.And the file is,MSADO20.TLB.The name appears on the title bar of the window showing the progress bar.
     Under Win 2000,the problem is related to the very same file,MSADO20.TLB.While installing the setup program fails to register this file,& flash a message stating the same.After this the setup program abandons the installation process.
     I tried reinstalling the program,but the uninstallation process kept crashing.I even re-packaged the installation files,several times,but to no avail.
     Besides there're shared files in the package,MSADODC.OCX & MSSTDFMT.DLL.And this means,during uninstallation,the message box prompting the user to Remove or Keep the file must appear.It never does!Why?
     On another occasion the Setup crashed immediately,at the "Copying files please wait" stage.Not just once,but repeatdly.
     Any similiar experience,guys?
Question by:EXwithRaj
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you do not have to distribute .tlb but I can say that your package is not OK. see free testing tool
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First of all i will say that stop using Package wizard that is shipped with VB. use other packages like Install Shield and Install MAker. But if you still want to use VB's Package wizard then following URL will help you



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