DLLRegisterServer in <location of the DLL file> failed. Return code was 0x80004005. OS is WIN2K.

i created a simple DLL using VB6.  i was able to register the file in a windows 98 PC.  but when i tried to register it in a win2k, im getting the following error message:

DLLRegisterServer in <location of the DLL file> failed.  Return code was 0x80004005.

i tried to register the file in another PC with win2k and it worked.  i was just wondering why i was unable to register it in other PCs with win2k os.

would really appreciate your help on this matter.

thanks in advance.

ann

 
wala_langAsked:
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izwizCommented:
Do you have the VB runtimes on the affected PC?

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MikeKaneCommented:
Got this from Microsoft:  

SYMPTOMS
If you use a Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) application (WebClass) to create a dynamic-link library (DLL) in Visual Basic 6.0, you receive the following error message when you try to register the DLL:

DLLRegisterServer in <path to DLL> failed.
Return Code was: 0x80004005
This error message occurs when you try to register the DLL on a computer other than the one on which it was created.
CAUSE
The WebClass run-time files must be installed to register a WebClass DLL. This error occurs if you try to register the DLL on a computer that does not have the WebClass run-time files installed and registered.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this problem, use one of the following methods:
The best way to deploy a WebClass is to use the Package and Deployment Wizard. The Package and Deployment Wizard packages the dependent WebClass run-time DLLs when your WebClass is deployed. For information on how to use this tool, see the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/Mind/0999/faq/faq0999.htm

Copy and register the Mswcrun.dll file to the computer on which you are trying to register your WebClass DLL.
MORE INFORMATION
Steps to Reproduce Behavior
In Visual Basic 6.0, use the IIS Application Project option to create a WebClass.
Copy the DLL to a computer that does not have the Mswcrun.dll file.
At a command prompt, type regsvr32 WebClassDllName.dll to register the DLL.
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wala_langAuthor Commented:
Hi everyone,

Sorry it took me this long to reply on your answers.  I tried installing the VB6 runtime files on the target win2k PCs but I was unable to proceed because I'm getting an error message.  Based on the message, it seems that the problem I'm encountering is due to the ID that I'm using, which doesn't have any administrator rights on the target PCs.

So, what I did was I logged inside as an administrator.  It worked!  I was able to register my DLL files without running the VB6 runtime files.  The cause of the problem was the ID that I'm using in registering the DLL files.

I still would like to thank everyone for taking their time out and giving me some ideas.  If not for your suggestions guys, I wouldnt have come up with the answers.  I gave the highest grade to izwiz for being the first one to respond =).  I Also awarded points to jvuz and MikeKane for their ideas and time.

Thanks again guys.

Ann
jvuzCommented:
Thanx

Jvuz
professorjackCommented:
I was getting this error, even when logged on as Administrator. After reading this thread, I checked permissions on the DLLs I was trying to register, and found a complicated set of rules (probably applied by Microsoft's anti-intrusion patches to Win2K). I got the files to register (and work correctly) by changing their permissions en masse to Everyone, Full Control.

Jack
axnst2Commented:
I had the same exact problem even though the DLL application I wrote didn't use Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) application (WebClass).  The fix was the same thing though.  Also, I am included in users under the "Administrators" group yet I actually had to log in as the default "main" Administrator to make things work.  I'm using WIndowsXP.  Thank you Mr. Gates!

Thanks wala for the fix.
SairamsuriyaCommented:
The links given in this article are removed. Can give any other solution for this problem ?
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