You may receive a "The OLE server may not be registered" error message when you try to create a blank data access page in Access 2002 or Office Access 2003


In Microsoft Access 2002 or Microsoft Office Access 2003, when you try to create a new blank data access page, you may receive the following error message:

The OLE server may not be registered.

To register the OLE server, reinstall it.


This issue occurs if the Triedit.dll file is not registered on your computer.


To resolve this issue, you must register the Triedit.dll file. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, click Run, type Regsvr32.exe "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Triedit\Triedit.dll", and then click OK.

    You should receive the following message:
    DllRegisterServer in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Triedit\triedit.dll succeeded.
  2. Click OK.
If the Triedit.dll file is damaged, you may receive the following error message when you try to register the file:

DllRegisterServer in Triedit.dll failed.
If you receive this error message, you must repair your installation of Microsoft Office.

For more information about how to repair Office, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

821593 How to install or repair and reinstall Office 2003 programs and features

822238 How to understand the repair feature in Office 2003


Article ID: 896865 - Last Review: Sep 17, 2011 - Revision: 1

Microsoft Office Access 2003, Microsoft Access 2002 Standard Edition