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PRB: Error Message: Class Does Not Support Automation or Expected Interface

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When you use Server.CreateObject or CreateObject to instantiate an object of a Visual Basic component from Active Server Pages (ASP), the following error message may appear:
error '800a01ae' Class does not support Automation or does not support expected interface
This error occurs because the user manually copied the DLL to a computer where the Visual Basic runtime library is not located
Create a setup program for your application and deploy it to distribute all the dependent DLLs.
For more additional information on how to distribute you application, please refer to the following article on the Microsoft Support site:For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
178354 INFO: How Setup Wizard and PDW Uses Dependency Files

Article ID: 244493 - Last Review: 07/25/2006 07:24:52 - Revision: 2.0

Microsoft Active Server Pages 4.0

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