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I have MS Windows Server 2008 x64 and some MSI installation file.
Inside of this MSI I have some .dll file that should be installed by this MSI,
This .dll is suppose to configure ISAPI filters for IIS7.

But for some reason once I am running MSI installation, somewhere in the middle I am getting error message -
"Error 2753. The file 'myLib.dll' is not marked for installation."
Prior this operation product was uninstalled from the Win server and uninstall was interrupted.

So the Questions:
1. How windows installer is working? Internals? Step by Step?
2. Is there anyway fix this manually?
 
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by:ajmehta
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If you have the DLL available, can't you just manually register it?
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by:longjumps
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Problematic dll I found here in Windows using cygwin search
$ find . -name aciiscnf.dll
./$Recycle.Bin/S-1-5-21-336765146-2137544612-1609680618-1019/$RQE399G/{A71F95D8-
5636-4A3F-AA90-C06AAA1E4DD6}/aciiscnf.dll

this is exactly dll on which I got error
"Error 2753. The file 'myLib.dll' is not marked for installation."

Can somebody help here????
How can I clean it or unregister or what else.

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Type “regsvr32 /u filename.dll” where “filename” is the name of the DLL that you are trying to unregister

Otherwise, use system restore to roll back to a point before you attempted installation, and let me know what results.

Thank you.
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by:longjumps
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When I type

“regsvr32 /u filename.dll”

I am getting error that "DllRegisterServer and DllUnregisterServer" are not implemented.

How to implement them? If so? Maybe there is another way to cleanup such filename.dll from OS?

I saw also that there is
DLLSelfRegister
how to implement it easy?


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