OWA Password DLL load issue

Hello all,

In trying to configure OWA, one of the steps that's needed is to register the iispwchg.dll file. When I attempt to register this DLL, receive the following error message:

"DllRegisterServer in iispwchg.dll failed. Return code was: 0x8007007e"

Nothing on the Net references this error code with relation to the iispwchg driver. Has anyone else come across this issue or know how to resolve?

Thanks!
nreichAsked:
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kblumenCommented:
Take a look at this article:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/183748
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Satya PathakLead Technical ConsultantCommented:
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nreichAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the info, but this is on our Exchange server (2003) and we aren't running Visual Basic or Visual Studio on the box.

Any other suggestions?
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kblumenCommented:
Check that the path to your DLL is correct.
I believe it is regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\inetsrv\iisadmpwd\iispwchg.dll
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kblumenCommented:
you might also try to go to the path where your Dll is and type : regsvr32 iispwchg.dll
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nreichAuthor Commented:
Tried both suggestions as well... still no dice!

Even tried to copy the DLL from the service pack folder, thinking the file may be corrupt. But that didn't work either.
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kblumenCommented:
Are you up to date on all your patches via http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate ?
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kblumenCommented:
you might try to copy the file to the system32 directory and register it from there
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nreichAuthor Commented:
All up-to-date with patchaes also tried kblumen's suggestions with the same failed results.
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kblumenCommented:
What version of Msvbvm60.dll do you have on your W2K3 server?
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nreichAuthor Commented:
The msvbvm60.dll file located in our system32 folder is version 6.0.97.82, dated February 23, 2004.
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kblumenCommented:
Reboot? :-)

Maybe try to cross this post with the Visual Basic folks..  
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nreichAuthor Commented:
At my earliest opportunity, I'll try to reboot and let you know.  Thanks!
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nreichAuthor Commented:
Was able to reboot our Exchange server last night and attempted to register the file again. Still no luck! Same error message as before.

Any additional advise?
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kblumenCommented:
What happens when a user attempts to change their password?
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nreichAuthor Commented:
Get the error "Error: Object required" which from all my reading eludes to the DLL not being registered.
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kblumenCommented:

"DllRegisterServer in iispwchg.dll failed. Return code was: 0x8007007e" is the exact wording of the error?
I'm at a loss at this point.
Sorry I couldn't be of more help
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nreichAuthor Commented:
Yuppers! Me too. Can't find anything out on the net with this same issue. I'm stumped!!
Thanks for trying though.

Anyone else have a suggestion or three?
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nreichAuthor Commented:
We are still working with MS on this issue. Hopefully have a resolution soon!
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nreichAuthor Commented:
Microsoft's IIS and Exchange support groups have been unable to fix the issue. They wanted me to open a new case which would be handled by another group. Unfortunately I didn't have time for this and have since put another password change process in place utilizing one of our appliances.
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