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Problem registering activeds.tlb in VB6 application

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I'm trying to install a VB6 application, but during the setup, I get the error message:

An error occured while registering the file activeds.tlb; it will install the program, but when I try to run the .exe, I get a run-type error with some cryptic error code and message.  
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Installing on a Windows SP SP2 machine
activeds.tlb is in the system32 folder  
activeds.dll is in the system32 folder
The LDAP settings in the registry are correct
activeds.tlb has been registed with the regtlib utlity
activeds.dll has been registered successfuly with the regsvr32 utility  
The application itself runs fine on my dev machine; no issues with AD authentication    

Been in .NET and OOP for the last four years and have never worked with old technologies.  If anyone can shed some light on how to troubleshoot this, I appreciate it.

Thanks in advance!
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Also, the File Version is:

5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
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I think I found the root of the problem:

*** ERROR: No entrypoint for DllRegisterServer() was found in 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\activeds.tlb'
*** DURING THIS ACTION: DllSelfRegister: "C:\WINDOWS\system32\activeds.tlb"

*** ERROR: An error occurred while registering the file 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\activeds.tlb'
*** ERROR: (User Responded with 'Abort')
*** DURING THIS ACTION: DllSelfRegister: "C:\WINDOWS\system32\activeds.tlb"

I haven't found anything online to aid me in this.  Any suggestions?
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From the setup.lst file:

File52=@activeds.tlb,$(WinSysPath),$(DLLSelfRegister),$(Shared),8/4/04 7:00:00 AM,111104,5.1.2600.0  

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EDDYKT earned 500 total points
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are you using Package & Deployment Wizard?
if yes
change the above line (i guess from your .swt file) to
File52=@activeds.tlb,$(WinSysPath),$(TLBRegister)),$(Shared),8/4/04 7:00:00 AM,111104,5.1.2600.0
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That was it...Thanks....

I guess this is a bug of the PDW?

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