Problem with MDAC on Windows 2003 SP2

Posted on 2012-03-19
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Last Modified: 2013-04-22
I have a problem with MDAC.
When I try to install Trend Antivirus on the server, it tells me that
 "Automation server can't create object".

When I search for this error, Trend tells me that this could occur because of a problem with MDAC.

I have downloaded the component checker tool from Microsoft as it says in the document from Trend.

When I run the tool, it finds MDAC 2.8 SP2 on Windows Server 2003 SP2.
Then it tells me that there are some files that have a different version than expected.

The files:
       are version 2.82.4795.0. The ckecker tool expected version 2.82.3959.0

ODBC32.DLL is version 3.526.4795.0. Expected version 3.526.3959.0
MSXML3.DLL is version 8.100.1051.0. Expected version 8.80.1185.0

How can I fix this without causing software to stop working on the server?
Question by:stebyshe
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barrykfl earned 1500 total points
ID: 37736609
use microsoft clean installer to  cleanly uninstall first .



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ID: 37736619
And then?

The thing is that there are newer files in MDAC than expected.
If I install the old version, is it possible that some applications does not work as they should?

Author Comment

ID: 37736642
If I lookup the newer version number, it looks like it's from a security update from Microsoft.

Is it possible that this security update is not completly installed?

I would expect that the system is aware of the file version if the security update is installed correctly.

Is it possible to install the update again?

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ID: 37918808
Now it seems like this problem prohibit installation of many applications on the server.
Anyone got an idea?

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