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'Please wait while Windows Configures Microsoft Publisher 2002' + VB6 Controls

Posted on 2004-08-13
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I'm not sure this is quite the right category, but i guess it has *something* to do with office so neway..

Whenever i open a program that uses VB6 Controls, ie, the listview, it comes up with a window saying Windows Installer... 'Please wait while windows configures Microsoft Publisher 2002'. i can either cancel this dialog 3 times before it disapears and loads the normal program, or i can let it go do whatever its doing and then it'll load the program. Cancelling this is annoying, as i have to do this everytime i try to open a prog with it. Letting it go, will only fix it until i next reboot/shut down. cos when i get back on, it returns. This was happening annoylingly for a long time but it had a brief period where it went away just recently, and i thought it had finally gone (i didnt do anything in particular to fix it tho, musta been part of other stuff i did). but its back again, i think it returned when i open visual studio 6 again (vb6)... i wanna know how to fix it, or stop it or w/e. As i said above, i narrowed it down to something to do with VB6 Controls, but it doesn't apply to all VB6 Controls either. I currently have Microsoft Publisher Xp/2002 Installed.
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by:thavidu
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*bump* any1?
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by:rlively
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I just had something similar happen to a client of mine:

When the user opens up a particular form (and only this particular form) he gets this:

"Please wait while Windows configures appxxx"
"the feature I am trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable"

The application is not the application that he is currently using (the one I wrote), nor is it a Microsoft application.  The form this happens on is special only in that it contains a Rich Text Box, where none of the other forms have one.

Do you use Rich Text Boxes in your app?
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by:thavidu
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Nup, doesn't use Rich Text Boxes, on the form the only controls are a few listviews, frames, tabstrips, command buttons and textboxes. not rich ones tho.
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by:thavidu
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umm, where is that area... im trying to delete it but i can't  find the area you speak of.
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rlively earned 1500 total points
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Here is some information that might help anyone that has this same problem:

INFO: Description of Resiliency in Windows Installer
 
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;290997
 
http://www.eggheadcafe.com/ng/microsoft.public.vb.installation/post265536.asp
 
This normally happens when a feature is broken and needs to be repaired.  
If the user doesn't have permission to the resources needed to fix the  
problem correctly, then it will continue to happen.  
You can usually track down the problem through the Application Event Log,  
and using a tool known as Orca to see what feature is broken.  
A best practice of logging in as the local administrator and letting the  
repair complete should keep the window from appearing again.  
Cheers,  
 
Tim Macaulay  
Microsoft Corp.  
 
The Orca tool he mentioned is at one of these two URLs - one is called Orca and the other is Orka, but both seem to have something to do with Windows Installer:
 
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/msi/setup/orca_exe.asp
http://www.microsoft.com/office/ork/2000/appndx/toolbox.htm#orktools

Something that might help is to have the user log in as Administrator (if he usually logs on with a different user) and then launch the program - that way it may have the proper permissions to repair/install the program and the message should stop appearing thereafter.
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thanks
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