Regsvr32 not updating registry

14-May-2020 15:07

See this Chilkat blog post ( How to Register an Active X DLL using regsvr32 ) for help in running regsvr with administrative privileges.One thing I’ve always enjoyed about working in IT over the last 8 years is trying to successfully find a solution to tough Windows error messages.However, there are times when it rears its ugly head and demands attention. It pushes them out after I approve them and then installs them late at night, usually with an automatic reboot when completed.In our company we run WSUS - Windows Server Update Services - to keep all our Windows desktops updated. I have trained my users over the years to ALWAYS leave their computers on to accommodate the patch process, the weekly AV scans and so that I can get into their workstations any time I need to work on them in the evening. Microsoft likes WSUS because it cuts down on the number of users hitting the Windows Update site. Microsoft has been slowly moving everyone over to Microsoft Update instead of Windows Update.So I do a Remote Desktop session to the machine in question and run the process manually. I used to spend hours looking up ways to get around these errors. This process of switching from the newer method to the older one and then back again seems to fix a host of registry errors and other wastes of time.I know something is really messed up when I get a 0x8024001D error or some other stupid hex number. At one time I liked Scott Hanselman's method of renaming the c:\windows\Software Distribution\Download to c:\windows\Software Distribution\ Click on "Disable Microsoft Update software and let me use Windows Update only" and then click on "Apply changes now." After the silly thing asks if you are sure (duh! It is simple and fast and has almost always worked for me.

Usually, it seems this error occurs more often on Windows Vista or Windows XP x64 editions and it is mainly caused by the Data Execution Prevention feature of Windows Vista, aka DEP.I’ve written about many before, such as The Device Cannot Start, Stop: 0x00000F4 error blue screen, etc.Another one I came across recently was the following: I got this message when trying to register a DLL using the regsvr32 command from the command line on Vista Ultimate x64.Determine if the missing resource listed in the event viewer entry is missing.Verify that there are no Esri products or third party applications that use Esri resources installed by checking the program list in Add/Remove Programs.

Usually, it seems this error occurs more often on Windows Vista or Windows XP x64 editions and it is mainly caused by the Data Execution Prevention feature of Windows Vista, aka DEP.I’ve written about many before, such as The Device Cannot Start, Stop: 0x00000F4 error blue screen, etc.Another one I came across recently was the following: I got this message when trying to register a DLL using the regsvr32 command from the command line on Vista Ultimate x64.Determine if the missing resource listed in the event viewer entry is missing.Verify that there are no Esri products or third party applications that use Esri resources installed by checking the program list in Add/Remove Programs.Someone on his blog actually asked if the extension was necessary. After nuking the old folder, run the update again and all is well but it takes a long time to go through that long download and update process. I have found that the easiest way to fix a Microsoft Update problem is to switch back to Windows Update from the "Change Setting" option on the left-side menu.