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Support for Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) ends on July 12, 2011. To continue receiving security updates for Windows, make sure you're running Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 (SP2). For more information, refer to this Microsoft web page: Support is ending for some versions of Windows
Microsoft has released security bulletin MS07-043. The security bulletin contains all the relevant information about the security update. This information includes file manifest information and deployment options. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites:
Important changes in this security updateIn versions of Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 later than Visual Basic 6.0 Service Pack 6.0 (SP6), the Visual Basic Package and Deployment Wizard obtains the Oleaut32.dll file from the following location:
VisualBasic_Installation_Folder\Wizards\PDWizard\RedistThis folder contains a single copy of the Oleaut32.dll file. This file can be used by software vendors and developers for all operating systems that are supported by Visual Basic 6.0.
This security update contains multiple operating system-specific versions of the Oleaut32.dll file. The security update creates new folders under the original Redist folder. The operating system-specific versions of the Oleaut32.dll file are copied to these folders as shown in the following table:
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What these changes mean for software vendors who package and redistribute the Oleaut32.dll file together with an applicationThe change in how the Oleaut32.dll file is shipped has the following results. If you are a software vendor who packages and redistributes the Oleaut32.dll file in an application, you cannot ship a single file for all the destination operating systems on which the application runs. Instead, you must ship the version of the Oleaut32.dll file that is appropriate for the particular operating system on which the package will be installed.
Note We recommend that you do not select only the copy of the Oleaut32.dll file that is located in the %WINDIR%\System32 folder. We recommend this because the version that is located in this folder has been tested for use only with the particular operating system.
For example, if you use a Windows XP-based computer to develop and package the application, and if you select the copy of the Oleaut32.dll file that is located in the %WINDIR% \System32 folder on this computer, the application will not run on any operating system other than Windows XP. For example, the application will not run on a Windows Server 2003-based computer.
Therefore, we recommended that you use the following process when you package and bundle the Oleaut32.dll file for redistribution together with an application:
Update removal informationUpdates for Visual Basic 6.0 use the IExpress Microsoft Windows installer. Therefore, these updates cannot be removed.
Command-line switches that are supported by this updateInformation about the various command-line switches that are supported by this update is available in the security bulletin that is mentioned in the "Introduction" section. For more information about these command-line switches, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/197147/ )Command-line switches for IExpress software update packages
Article ID: 924053 - Last Review: September 30, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
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