We distribute some Visual Basic 6 applications that we prepare with the Visual Studio Packaging & Deployment Wizard (PDW). Since switching over to XP for our VB development, our customers on Windows 2000 have had problems installing the applications prepared by PDW; when they run setup.exe, they are told that some system files are out of date, and that they must reboot. When they reboot and run setup again, they get the same message again, endless loop. This Microsoft knowledgebase article appears relevant: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;279764&Product=vbb
, however, unfortunately the fixes suggested do not work. The latest service pack for Windows 2000 is SP4, and this still does not bring OLEAUT32.dll up to the level that setup has from XP in the cabs prepared by PDW. Applying the visual studio service pack on the development computer likewise does not eliminate the problem.
Are our only two choices to either go back to Windows 2000 for development, or forego using the Packaging & Deployment Wizard?
Thanks for your advice.