Windows Thread, Registering OCX files in Technical; Im sure we've all got some, old software that needs these registered
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23rd May 2008, 11:15 AM #1
Registering OCX files
Im sure we've all got some, old software that needs these registered
Im trying to set up Getting To Grips With Graphs
We must have had a fix because it ran fine before our apps server died...obviously now I cant look at what the fix was
There is an ocx file called threed32.ocx that needs to be registered. Logging on as someone with local admin rights, the software works (does it register it when the software is opened?)
Students - no chance. Ive tried batch files, wont let them register it, since they arnt local admin. Now tried a startup script with the following
regsvr32 threed32.ocx /s
Stayed on 'running startup scripts' for ages then when I could eventually log on the software still didnt work.
If I log in as an admin and run it, students can then run it.
So I either need a script that can register that file, or another way round it. We never needed a script before, it just worked, so there must be another workaround
Any help appreciated
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23rd May 2008, 11:28 AM #2
We use an MSI to register OCX's and allocate it out.
23rd May 2008, 11:37 AM #3
How do you do that? Using an MSI capture package?
23rd May 2008, 11:48 AM #4
I used WininstallLE, in there you can make a package, click file, add, pick the ocx and 'auto register'.
23rd May 2008, 12:02 PM #5
I use Wininstall too, so i'll give that a go. Cheers
23rd May 2008, 12:03 PM #6
Let me know if you get any problems and I'll document it a bit better.
23rd May 2008, 12:18 PM #7
Yeah you might have to, I havent got a clue here lol
Im running it from the console, creating a new package but theres no 'add' in the File menu. I can add a feature from the action menu but I cant actually see where to specify what Im adding
Im using Wininstall LE 2003. Am I looking in the wrong place?
23rd May 2008, 02:02 PM #8
Iused a vbscript to do this on OCX files i needed to register.
Let me know if yu need it.
23rd May 2008, 02:36 PM #9
Thanks to kmount from:
sidewinder (23rd May 2008)
23rd May 2008, 05:01 PM #10
Thankyou, that worked brilliantly
Although after I kept modifying the MSI because I realised more and more OCX files were needed for this bloody program, it decided to stop working altogether so spent the last few hours trying to sort that out
In the end just recreated it and it works fine now. Cheers
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