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Type 'WMSServer' is not defined

Posted on 2008-10-01
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We've recently upgraded from windows server 2003 to windows server 2008 using Windows Media Services 2008.  On the old media server which I believe was 9 we were running the following code fine:

Dim wms as WMSServer
Dim serverType As Type = Type.GetTypeFromProgID("WMSServer.Server")
wms = CType(Server.CreateObject(serverType), WMSServer)

Now we get the error that says type wmsserver is not defined.

Is there no backward compatibility?  If not what do we need to change for the server type to be recognized?
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Question by:afacts
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by:Gyanendra Singh
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Make sure you've registered the COM object, which I assume is on the
machine you're running IIS on. To do that, go to

Start -> Run and type in

regsvr32 WMSServerTypeLib.dll
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by:afacts
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I tried to register it, and here's what I'm getting:

"the module "WMSServerTypeLib.dll failed to load".
"make sure the binary is stored at the specified path or debug it to check for problems with the binary or dependent .dll files."
"the specified module could not be found"

Do I need to be in a specific directory when I do this?
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by:afacts
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BondinASP I did a search on our 08 server and wmsserver.dll doesn't exist there but it does on our old 2003 server.  Can we just move this file from the old server to the new and register it?  Can an 03 file run on the 08 server without causing problems?

Do you have any idea why the file wouldn't exist on the 08 server?  
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It's working now ... the needed files were on the server but not added properly as references to the project.  Just dropping them in the bin wasn't working so I ended up installing VWD 2005 on the server and then adding the dll's as a reference through the IDE and things started working again!  hallelujah!
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