Solved

Register a network drive based dll in Windows 7 64 Bit

Posted on 2013-05-20
3
1,354 Views
Last Modified: 2013-05-26
Hi there,
I am trying to run an application that requires me to register a dll.
I am running Windows 7 64 device and the dll is located on a network drive.
I have tried regsrv32 x:\xxxx.dll at a admin level command line but get the error "The module failed to load".
I have copied the dll to the syswow folder within windows - registered it successfully but the software fails to load.
Any advice?
Many thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:greenstarit
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 47

Expert Comment

by:dlethe
ID: 39183034
The event log data would be helpful to explain why the software failed to load.  But it is a real possibility that the developer didn't bother to code the appropriate message because the app was never written to even run on a network drive.  (Or the app is specifically designed to prevent this due to piracy concerns; or the code has some permissions constraints).

So I would do something in parallel, ask the software vendor if their app will run this way as it could save you a lot of time.

W/o further details try ...
1) copying the DLL to a local drive and registering it there.  
2) Check permissions.  / logon credentials.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
greenstarit earned 0 total points
ID: 39184033
Thanks for the suggestion.
I tried option 1 - it didnt work.
I did get sorted in the end. I found a freeware tool that registered the ddl for me -
Emsa Register Dll Tool (http://download.cnet.com/Emsa-Register-Dll-Tool/3000-18487_4-54624.html)
Thanks
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:greenstarit
ID: 39197418
It worked a treat
0

Featured Post

What Should I Do With This Threat Intelligence?

Are you wondering if you actually need threat intelligence? The answer is yes. We explain the basics for creating useful threat intelligence.

Join & Write a Comment

Log files are useful in diagnosing and repairing problems.  This is a list of common log files and their standard locations that I've compiled.   While this is not exhaustive, it is a pretty good list that I've found to be useful.  I may update it f…
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this document is to demonstrate the Installation and configuration of the Data Protection Manager product. Note that this demonstration was prepared on the basis of Windows OS is 2008 R2 and DPM 2010. DATA PROTECTI…
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to insert an Iframe into WordPress. This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC. Go to your WordPress login page. This will look like the following: mywebsite.com/wp-login.php : Open Page or Post…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

746 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

10 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now