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File or assembly name ADODB or one of it's dependencies was not found.

Posted on 2003-11-07
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I created a simple VB.NET program that uses the ADODB.DLL to connect to an access database.  It works great, until I copy the EXE to another PC.  It then gives the message:

"File or assembly name ADODB or one of it's dependencies was not found."

The DLL is not located on the target computer, although the .NET framework is installed.  I've tried copying the DLL to the Winnt\System32 directory, but to no avail.  

How can I fix this problem?

Thanks,

ssteeves
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I'm pretty sure that you must register the ADODB.dll on the other computer. Just make a small install package and run on the other machine and it shall work.
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I will try that, but I'm also trying to avoid using a setup program.  We have  300 computers to deploy this type of programs on.  What we want to to have the PC configure itself automatically.  We have a script that can copy the DLL to the computer and register it if needed.

For a test, we tried registering the ADODB.DLL control on the PC manually, and we got this message:

"C:\Winnt\System32\Adodb.dll was loaded, but the DllRegisterServer entry point was not found.

DLLRegisterServer may not be exported, or a corrupt version of C:\Winnt\System32\Adodb.dll may be in memory.  Consider using Pview to detect and remove it."

And suggestions based on this?

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