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PRB: Error Message 3633 "Can't Load DLL '?????L?' " When Running Deployed Application

This article was previously published under Q260369
SYMPTOMS
When you deploy an application that uses the CreateWorkspace method to create an Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) WorkSpace, the application raises one of the following errors:
Run-time Error '3633' Can't load DLL "?????L?"
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Run-time Error '3633' Can't load DLL "MSRDO20.DLL"
CAUSE
When the call to CreateWorkspace creates an ODBC WorkSpace, it usesODBCDirect, which is dependent on the Remote Data Objects (RDO) Msrdo20.dll file. Because there is no actual Reference to ODBCDirect in the project (just the type of call that is made in code), the Package & Deployment Wizard (PDW) does not know to include the Msrdo20.dll file.
RESOLUTION
Add the Msrdo20.dll file to the Package. There are two different methods to accomplish this when running the PDW:
  1. If you are presented with a DAO Drivers screen, move ODBCDirect over to the Included Drivers column. This includes the Msrdo20.dll file.

    From the Included Files screen, click the Add button and manually add the Msrdo20.dll file to the Package.
  2. From the Included Files screen, click the Add button and manually add the Msrdo20.dll file to the Package.
STATUS
This behavior is by design.
Properties

Article ID: 260369 - Last Review: 01/11/2001 08:45:00 - Revision: 1.0

  • Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 Enterprise Edition
  • kbappsetup kbprb kbwizard kbdeployment KB260369
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