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Posted on 2004-08-22
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Hi,

I have installed an ASP application on a 2003 server that needs to have CDONTS.dll registered so that it can sent emails.  I have downloaded the file however, when I register it I get the following error message:

"CDONTS.DLL" is not an executable file and no registration helper is registered for this file type

Any ideas on why this is happening?
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by:alimu
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Windows 2003 uses CDOSYS, CDONTS is not installed.
See this PAQ for suggestions on getting around your issue: http:Q_20941467.html
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Hi,

I have downloaded the DLL file and tired registering it so that 2003 server does use cdonts, however ther error message is generated.  I do not understand why the error is happening as it outlines in the link you sent that the file can work with 2003 server......

Any ideas?

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ok - to register dll: click start, run, regsvr32.exe "c:\winnt\system32\cdonts.dll"  
(substitute whatever your windows directory is for the c:\winnt part..)
If this isn't working could you post the error you're getting?  I've just tried it on a 2003 box and it worked for me.
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you may want to also check you're trying to install at least a windows 2000 server version of the cdonts.dll file.
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by:tuffenuff
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Hi,

THanks for the feedback.  

This is the link I am using to access and register the dll file: http://crt.doce.lsu.edu/CRT-HTML-Class/Lesson29a.html

When I type the regsvr command in I get the following error message:
"CDONTS.DLL" is not an executable file and no registration helper is registered for this file type

I have looked throught the MS KB and the only reference I can find to the error message is the following link: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;282747

Thanks for your feedback.

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by:alimu
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Have you tried following the registration instructions in that article?
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by:tuffenuff
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Hi,

Yes I followed the instructions.

Just to let you know I did manage to resolve the issue.  The file downloaded from the above link is 150k, I found an alternative file that was 350k and registered this without any issues.

Thanks for your help and feedback!

Cheers
Gavin
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by:alimu
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that sounds heaps better.  and you were downloading from an educational institution? hopefully their teaching is sounder than their downloads :)

hope it all works for you,
Cheers,
AJ.
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Hi tuffenuff,
I think I helped you fix this (?) any chance of some points here?

thanks,
AJ.
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Hi tuffenuff,
If this is fixed up could you close off your question please?
If you're not sure how, here's the options: http://www.experts-exchange.com/help.jsp#hs5
Thanks!
AJ
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Mods - I recomend a "B" - part alimu, part self help
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