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regsvr32 To register a module, you must provide a binary name!

I am trying to register a DLL on WIN7. I am running it as administraot. I put the following command into the search/run box: regsvr32 "C:\Program Files (x86)\TRAVERSE\ProgressReporter.dll". I right-click and select run as administrator. I get the message "To register a module you must provide a binary name"

What does this mean and how do I fix it?
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jcimarronCommented:
This is a fairly obscure app.  http://www.cpearson.com/excel/Progress.htm
Are you sure it is not malware?
You could try  regsvr32 ProgressReporter.dll
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jmarkfoleyAuthor Commented:
It is a progress bar for VBA I've been using for 7 years, not malware. I've installed it on all the workstations in the office, including WIN7 -- this is the first time I've received this message. Trying it without the pathname, as you suggested, didn't work.
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jmarkfoleyAuthor Commented:
OK, I figured it out. The following link: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/249873 says:

Note On a 64-bit version of a Windows operating system, there are two versions of the Regsv32.exe file:

•The 64-bit version is %systemroot%\System32\regsvr32.exe.
•The 32-bit version is %systemroot%\SysWoW64\regsvr32.exe.

Obviously, the author has that exactly backwards, but I was able to figure that out. I couldn't type in the whole path on the Start search/run line -- gave me "no items matched your search." So I entered 'cmd', and right-clicked on that to "Run as Administrator. Then, at the command line I entered

c:\Windows\SysWoW64\regsvr32.exe "C:\Program Files (x86)\TRAVERSE\ProgressReporter.dll"

and this time it worked! Once again, thanks to Microsoft for adding new complexities to formerly simple tasks with each release of Windows.
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jcimarronCommented:
jmarkfoley--Thanks for telling us the solution!
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jmarkfoleyAuthor Commented:
Points for participating! surprising no one else had any suggestions.
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jcimarronCommented:
jmarkfoley--And thanks to you.  Glad all is well.
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