Error message when you try to sequence Abra Suite in Microsoft SoftGrid: "The procedure entry point GetFileVersionInfoA could not be located in the dynamic link library VERSION.DLL"

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When you try to use Microsoft SoftGrid to sequence versions 7.3 and 7.4 of Abra Suite from Best Software, Inc., you receive the following error messages:
The procedure entry point GetFileVersionInfoA could not be located in the dynamic link library VERSION.DLL.
The VFP7R.DLL is invalid or damaged.


This problem occurs because the Version.dll file is not added to the System Guard object exclusion list.


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To resolve this problem, follow these steps:
  1. Exit the SoftGrid Sequencer.
  2. Open Registry Editor.
  3. Locate and then right-click the following registry subkey:
  4. Point to New, click String Value, and then type Version.dll.
  5. Right-click Version.dll, and then type Version.dll in the Value data box.
  6. Exit Registry Editor.
  7. Start the Sequencer, and then sequence Abra Suite.
The Version.dll file that is located in the Installation_path\Programs folder is not required. The correct file to use is in the %systemroot%\System32\Version.dll folder. After you add the Version.dll key to the registry, the Sequencer will not use the file that is located in the Installation_path\Programs folder.

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Article ID: 931979 - Last Review: May 1, 2007 - Revision: 1