Deploying Simple VB 6 App.

I have a simple vb program that backs up up files to a location specified by the user -

It works fine on all win2k machines i've tried it on (without any setup)

I would like to avoid having people run a setup file if possible -

Is it likely to work on all machines running win2k + XP?
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graceworksConnect With a Mentor Commented:
certain controls such as mscomctl.ocx may not form the part of windows distribution. These files are often part of many service pack releases or even msoffice installs.

However, if you want to be sleep well ;-) i suggest you distribute the files found in this folder.

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\VB98\Wizards\PDWizard\Redist

...unless you are sure to have these files on target machines
At least you need the VB-runtime on the machines.

For example MSVBVM60.dll for VB6, MSVBVM50 for VB5. (in windows\system32)
Its all dependent on file that ur program access. The target system should hv all the activex controls that the program use and all the VB runtime files.
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jlymnAuthor Commented:
does win 2k (service pack 3 and above) come with msvbvm60.dll installed?

win 2k professional contains msvbvm60.dll ( version )
the service packs do not include it.

xp contains a newer version of msvbvm60.dll
check this article;EN-US;314720

hope it helps
jlymnAuthor Commented:
that helps a lot thanks - so  i should be able to deploy an app without problems as long as i use only the standard toolbox activex ctrls.?
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