ACC2000: Regsvr32.exe Available in Download Center

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

This article applies to a Microsoft Access database (.mdb) and to a Microsoft Access project (.adp).


Regsvr32.exe is a program that you can use to register dynamic-link libraries (DLLs) and ActiveX controls (formerly called OLE Custom Controls) in the registry. For example, to manually register the Sample.ocx ActiveX control, you would type the following at the command prompt:

C:\Regsvr32.exe Sample.ocx
NOTE: This command line assumes that Regsvr32.exe and Sample.ocx are both in the root folder of drive C.

Regsvr32.exe has the following command line switches:

/u - Unregister server
/s - Silent; displays no message boxes
/c - Console output
Regsvr32.exe is contained within a self extracting .exe file called Regsv32a.exe.

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
The Regsv32a.exe file contains the following files:

Regsvr32.exe The Regsvr32.exe application.
Regsv32a.txt A text file containing information and instructions.
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
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