This article was previously published under Q236281
A Visual Basic project using the Data control or otherwise has a Reference to the Microsoft DAO Object Library, is compiled into an executable file. The Package and Deployment Wizard is used to create a deployment package. When this package is run on another computer, the following error message appears:
An error occurred while registering the file expsrv.dll.
Your setup package contains Expsrv.dll version 188.8.131.5268 or earlier.
The setup package is attempting to register Expsrv.dll. Version 184.108.40.20668 is not a self-registering file. However, it includes the resource tag OLESelfRegister, which indicates that it is a self-registering file.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a bug in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
This problem was first corrected in Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack 3.However, we recommend that you install the latest Visual Studio service pack and create a new deployment package.
For additional information about Visual Studio service packs, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
194022 INFO: Visual Studio 6.0 Service Packs, What, Where, Why
194295 HOWTO: Tell That a Visual Studio Service Pack Is Installed
To download the latest Visual Studio service pack, visit the following Microsoft Web site: