ODE: Installing Run-Time Application Breaks Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.x

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SYMPTOMS

Novice: Requires knowledge of the user interface on single-user computers.

When you use the Setup Wizard in Microsoft Office 97 Developer Edition Tools to create disk images on a computer that is running Microsoft Windows 98 or Internet Explorer version 4.0, and then you use the disk images to install the application on a computer running Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.x, Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.x no longer works. When started, Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.x does not display pages correctly.

CAUSE

Two of the files installed during setup are incompatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.x. These files are Urlmon.dll and Wininet.dll.

NOTE: This issue does not occur with Internet Explorer 4.01 or later.

RESOLUTION

Solution 1

Novice: Requires knowledge of the user interface on single-user computers.

Replace the following files in your Windows\System folder with earlier versions that are compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer version 3.x:
   Urlmon.dll
   Wininet.dll
				
You can obtain these files from the Windows\System folder of a computer that is running Microsoft Internet Explorer version 3.x, but is not running Windows 98 or Internet Explorer version 4.0. Versions of these files that are compatible with Internet Explorer 3.x are also located on the Microsoft Office 97 CD in the OS\System folder. To replace the files, follow these steps:
  1. Open Windows Explorer on a computer that has Microsoft Internet Explorer version 3.x installed and working properly.
  2. Browse to the folder where you have Windows installed. This folder is typically Windows\System in Windows 95 and Windows 98 and Windows\System32 in Windows NT and Windows 2000.
  3. Copy the files Urlmon.dll and Wininet.dll to a floppy disk.
  4. On the computer where Internet Explorer 3.x is not working properly, rename the files Urlmon.dll and Wininet.dll, which are located in the Windows\System or Windows\System32 folder.
  5. Copy Urlmon.dll and Wininet.dll from the floppy disk or from the Microsoft Office 97 CD into the Windows\System or Windows\System32 folder.

    Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.x should now display pages correctly.

Solution 2

Novice: Requires knowledge of the user interface on single-user computers.

You should run the Setup wizard and build your disk images on a computer that does not have Microsoft Windows 98 or Internet Explorer 4.0 installed These images will allow Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.x to function properly on the target computer because the version of Urlmon.dll and Wininet.dll that is distributed with Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.x will only overwrite older versions of those files.

If you distribute an application using the Microsoft Office 97 Developer Edition and Windows 98 or Microsoft Internet Explorer version 4.0 on Microsoft Windows 95, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
174217 ODE: Comcat.dll Can't be Registered during Run-time install

Solution 3

Moderate: Requires basic macro, coding, and interoperability skills.

NOTE: A file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center (Mdtupdtr.exe) that automatically carries out the manual steps listed below for Solution 3. For more information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
179567 ODE97: Setup Wizard Template Files Updater Available in Download Center
It is possible to change the version of Urlmon.dll and Wininet.dll that is included in your disk images by changing an entry in two of the Setup Wizard's tables.

WARNING: Because the following solution will modify the Setup Wizard's default tables, you should back up these tables for reference. If you completed a default installation of the Office 97 Developer Edition, navigate to the following folder
   C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\ODETools\Setup Wizard\Msaccomp
				
and make copies of these files in a different folder:
   01Microsoft Access Run-Time Version.MDT
   09Microsoft Replication Manager.MDT
				
After you have made the backups of these two tables, follow these steps:
  1. Copy a version of Wininet.dll and Urlmon.dll that will register correctly into the C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\ODETools\Setup Wizard\Redist folder on your development computer.

    NOTE: Version 4.70.1215, which is on both the Office 97 Professional CD-ROM and the Microsoft Access 97 CD-ROM, will work.
  2. Open Microsoft Access.
  3. In the Microsoft Access dialog box, select Open An Existing Database, and then select More Files in the list box. Click OK.
  4. In the Open dialog box, select All Files (*.*) in the Files Of Type box and move to the following folder:
       C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\ODETools\Setup Wizard\Msaccomp
    					
  5. Select and open the file, 01Microsoft Access Run-time Version.MDT.
  6. Open the SHAREDINET table and find the line with the following values:
       LineID: add Urlmon_dll
       Param2: $(WinSysPath)
       Param3: C:\Windows\System\URLMON.DLL
    						
    Change it to this:
       LineID: add Urlmon_dll
       Param2: $(SwizSetupFilesPath)
       Param3: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\ODETools\Setup Wizard
               Redist\URLMON.DLL
    					
  7. Find the line with the following values:
       LineID: add Wininet_dll
       Param2: $(WinSysPath)
       Param3: C:\Windows\System\WININET.DLL
    						
    Change it to this:
       LineID: add Wininet_dll
       Param2: $(SwizSetupFilesPath)
       Param3: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\ODETools\Setup Wizard
               Redist\Wininet.DLL
    					
  8. Close the database.
  9. Select and open the file, 09Microsoft Replication Manager.MDT, and repeat steps 6 and 7.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the products listed at the beginning of this article.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about other issues involving the Office 97 Developer Edition and Internet Explorer 4.0, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
174217 ODE: Comcat.dll Can't register itself if image Built on IE 4.0 Computer
For more information about other issues involving the Office 97 Developer Edition and distributing applications, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
160870 ACC: VBA Functions Break in Databases with Missing References
162884 ODE97: Troubleshooting ODE Setup Wizard Problems

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Article ID: 174508 - Last Review: January 20, 2007 - Revision: 3.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0
  • Microsoft Office 97 Developer Edition
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