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Moderate: Requires basic macro, coding, and interoperability skills.
Regsvr32.exe is an application that is used to register dynamic-linklibraries (DLLs) and ActiveX controls (formerly called OLE Custom Controls)in the Microsoft Windows 95 and Microsoft Windows NT registries. Forexample, to manually register the Sample.ocx ActiveX control, you type thefollowing at the MS-DOS prompt:
NOTE: This assumes that Regsvr32.exe and Sample.ocx are both in the rootdirectory of drive C (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 calledRegsv32a.exe.
The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
The Regsv32a.exe file contains the following files:
Library. It 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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