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Register a network drive based dll in Windows 7 64 Bit

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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.
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by:dlethe
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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.
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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
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by:greenstarit
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It worked a treat
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