FIX: Side-by-side COM DLL module manifest for Visual Basic 6.0 ActiveX Controls is overridden by the registry

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SYMPTOMS

You can run Microsoft Component Object Model (COM) DLL modules in side-by-side (SxS) mode. In SxS mode, different versions of a COM DLL module co-exist in the same computer environment without conflict. The COM DLL modules can co-exist because you use .manifest files that specify how your program binds to a particular COM DLL. This problem occurs when the registry overrides the .manifest file.

Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 ActiveX Controls are essentially COM DLL modules with .ocx file name extensions. An earlier hotfix was intended to provide support for dynamically-loaded Visual Basic 6.0 ActiveX Controls. However, this hotfix did not resolve the problem that occurs when the interface information is read from the registry before the manifest is checked. If the interface information is found in both the registry and in the manifest file, the interface information is incorrectly read from the registry.

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
261144 List of bugs fixed in Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack 4

RESOLUTION

Windows XP

Service Pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows XP. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389 How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that this article describes. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

To resolve this problem, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.
Prerequisites
To apply this hotfix, you must have Visual Basic 6.0 Service Pack 6 installed.

To obtain Visual Basic 6.0 Service Pack 6, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/aa718364.aspx
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
834001 List of bugs that are fixed in Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack 6
Restart requirement
You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
File information
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

Windows XP, 32-bit (x86-based) versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirement
Ole32.dll5.1.2600.15501,184,25606-Jul-200419:57x86SP1
Oleaut32.dll3.50.5019.0569,34406-Jul-200419:57x86SP1
Rpcrt4.dll5.1.2600.1547535,55206-Jul-200419:57x86SP1
Rpcss.dll5.1.2600.1550265,72806-Jul-200419:57x86SP1
Sxs.dll5.1.2600.1547681,47206-Jul-200419:57x86SP1
Windows XP, 64-bit (x64-based) versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatformSP requirementService branch
Ole32.dll5.1.2600.15514,341,76006-Jul-200405:19IA-64SP1Not applicable
Oleaut32.dll3.50.5017.03,969,02406-Jul-200405:19IA-64SP1Not applicable
Rpcrt4.dll5.1.2600.15472,318,33606-Jul-200405:19IA-64SP1Not applicable
Rpcss.dll5.1.2600.1551785,92006-Jul-200405:19IA-64SP1Not applicable
Sxs.dll5.1.2600.15472,033,15206-Jul-200405:19IA-64SP1Not applicable
Wole32.dll5.1.2600.15501,184,25606-Jul-200404:57x86SP1WOW
Woleaut32.dll3.50.5019.0569,34406-Jul-200404:57x86SP1WOW
Wrpcrt4.dll5.1.2600.1547510,46406-Jul-200404:57x86SP1WOW
Wsxs.dll5.1.2600.1547681,47206-Jul-200404:57x86SP1WOW

Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.
Prerequisites
To apply this hotfix, you must have Visual Basic 6.0 Service Pack 6 installed.

To obtain Visual Basic 6.0 Service Pack 6, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/aa718364.aspx
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
834001 List of bugs that are fixed in Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack 6
Restart requirement
You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
File information
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, 32-bit (x86-based) versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ole32.dll6.0.6000.208991,315,32820-Aug- 200803:17x86
Ole32.dll6.0.6001.222471,315,32820-Aug- 200803:33x86
Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, x64-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ole32.dll6.0.6000.208991,953,28020-Aug- 200803:39x64
Ole32.dll6.0.6001.222471,922,56020-Aug- 200804:46x64
Ole32.dll6.0.6000.208991,315,32820-Aug- 200803:17x86
Ole32.dll6.0.6001.222471,315,32820-Aug- 200803:33x86
Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, Itanium-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ole32.dll6.0.6001.222474,181,50420-Aug- 200804:51IA-64
Ole32.dll6.0.6001.222471,315,32820-Aug- 200803:33x86

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about how software update packages are named, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
816915 New file naming schema for Microsoft Windows software update packages
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Properties

Article ID: 843524 - Last Review: November 3, 2008 - Revision: 4.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Learning Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Professional Edition
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