VB6 - Very Interesting Windows8 Issue with Application
Posted on 2015-02-11
Good Day Experts!
I have a very interesting issue that has come up with the first Windows8 machine we have set-up.
Each new computer we set-up gets our main VB6 program installed(exe, ocx's and dll's). I am a VB.Net guy but have went through this install routine over 100 times on XP and W7 machines. Once installed, there is a stand-alone update function which takes the IP address of the User's machine and goes to our main server with it to look in a list of IP's to see if this User is "allowed" to get program updates. If allowed, the dll's on the Users machine are compared with the dll's residing on the server. If any newer ones are found on the server they are copied to the User's machine. The User now has the latest code updates.
Unfortunately, this Windows8 machine is able to have the program installed and it is operational. However, the stand-alone update function will not work. We have taken an IP from a machine where the update function works and it didn't work on the Windows8 machine!!!
Can you think of anything perhaps permission wise that is new to Windows8 which may be preventing the update function from working?