FILE: VBRun60sp4.exe Installs Visual Basic 6.0 SP4 Run-Time Files

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VBRun60sp4.exe is a self-extracting executable file that installs the latest versions of the Microsoft Visual Basic run-time files required by all applications created with Visual Basic 6.0. The files include the fixes shipped with Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack 4.

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The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
VBRun60sp4.exe
Release Date: June 30, 2000

For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help to prevent any unauthorized changes to the file. VBRun60sp4.exe installs the following core files, which ship with Visual Studio 6.0, Service Pack 4. These files are the base dependencies for any component or application created in Visual Basic 6.0:

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FileNameVersionSize
Asycfilt.dll2.40.4275.1145KB (147,728 bytes)
comcat.dll4.71.1460.121.7 KB (22,288 bytes)
msvbvm60.dll6.00.88771.32 MB (1,388,544 bytes)
oleaut32.dll2.40.4275.1584 KB (598,288 bytes)
olepro32.dll5.0.4275.1160 KB (164,112 bytes)
stdole2.tlb2.40.4275.117.5 KB (17,920 bytes)

In addition, the following files are also installed by VBRun60sp4.exe. These are supporting files for the VBRun60sp4.exe self-extracting file:

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FileVersionSize
ADVPack.dll4.71.1015.073.2 KB (74,960 bytes)
W95Inf16.dll4.71.704.02.21KB (2,272 bytes)
W95Inf32.dll4.71.0016.04.50KB (4,608 bytes)
vbrun60.infNot Applicable1.04 KB (1,069 bytes)

For information about the command-line arguments available for VBRun60sp4.exe, enter the the following at the command line:
<WWUSERINPUT>VBRun60sp4.exe /?</WWUSERINPUT>
					
NOTE: You may need to specify the complete path to the VBrun60sp4.exe file in the command.

For additional information about command line arguments for this file, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
189520 XCLN: Outlook Deployment Kit (ODK) Setup Command-Line Options

Do I Need VBRun60sp4.exe File?

The VBRun60sp4.exe file is not intended to replace the Package and Deployment Wizard (PDW) for distributing Visual Basic applications. For example, if your application includes components such as ActiveX controls or DLLs, you should use the PDW or a third-party setup package for distribution. However, if your Visual Basic application only depends upon the files included in the VBRun60sp4.exe file, you can distribute your application by providing end users with the executable (.exe) file and VBRun60sp4.exe.

To determine whether your application requires additional files for distribution, you can use the PDW to create a set of setup files as a test. When the PDW creates a setup package, the PDW also creates a Setup.lst file. You can open the Setup.lst file in any text editor (for example, Notepad). If the [Setup1 Files] section of the resulting Setup.lst file only lists your .exe file, end users should be able to run your application after running VBRun60sp4.exe to install the core run-time files. However, if the [Setup1 Files] section contains multiple files, you should consider using the PDW or a third-party setup package for distribution instead.

In addition to distributing simple executables, you can also use the VBRun60sp4.exe file for the following:
  • To minimize the size of Internet downloads of Visual Basic applications

    By running the Vbrun60sp4.exe file ahead of time, users can download your application from the Web faster.
  • As a troubleshooting step when an installation of Visual Basic or a Visual Basic application fails

    If Setup fails with an error message that mentions one of the core files or if registration of a component fails during Setup, the core files on the target computer might be mismatched. If the versions of the files in the VBRun60sp4.exe file are newer than the versions on the target computer, you might resolve the problem by running the VBRun60sp4.exe file before you run Setup.
For additional information about a specific example of a Setup problem that is resolved by running VBRun60.exe, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
194754 SETUP.EXE File Linked to Missing Export OLEAUT32.DLL:185
You can also obtain the VBRun60.exe file by extracting it from the VBRun60.cab file available on the Visual Basic and Visual Studio CDs. The VBRun60.cab file is located in the following folder on the Visual Basic 6.0 CD (Disk 1):
\common\tools\vb\cabinets
On the Visual Studio 6.0 Professional CDs, the VBRun60.cab file is located in the same relative path on Disk 2. On the Visual Studio 6.0 Enterprise CDs, it is located on Disk 3.

NOTE: The version of the VBRun60sp4.exe file included in this Knowledge Base article differs from the one on the installation CD. The version included in this article is the latest version that ships with Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack 4.

You can use the Extract utility to extract the VBRun60.exe file from the cabinet file, VBRun60.cab. The Extract.exe file is located in your Windows folder or on your Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows NT installation CD. From an MS-DOS command prompt, you can run the following command to extract the file in the cabinet file into the current directory:
Extract Vbrun60.cab
For additional information about using the Extract utility, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
129605 How to Extract Original Compressed Windows Files

REFERENCES

For additional information, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
194022 INFO: Visual Studio 6.0 Service Packs, What, Where, Why
180071 FILE: Msvbvm50.exe Installs Visual Basic 5.0 Run-Time Files
For additional information about the runtime files without the Service pack updated files, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
192461 Visual Basic 6.0 Sample Installs Run-time Files
For additional information about documentation on command-line arguments, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
189520 XCLN: Outlook Deployment Kit (ODK) Setup Command-Line Options
For additional information about a specific example of a Setup problem that is resolved by running VBRun60.exe, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
194754 SETUP.EXE File Linked to Missing Export OLEAUT32.DLL:185
For additional information about using the Extract utility, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
129605 How to Extract Original Compressed Windows Files

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Article ID: 235420 - Last Review: August 9, 2004 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Learning Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Enterprise Edition
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