2008 Server R2 and Windows 7 reg-free issue

Mar 29, 2011 at 5:45 PM
Edited May 25, 2011 at 1:19 PM

Apparently Reg-Free COM is experiencing a bug on 2008 Server R2 and Windows 7.  This issue involves side-by-side in IIS and is known to Microsoft.  There is a hot-fix to apply to IIS from Microsoft but it will be far easier if you just:

regsvr32 activevfp.dll 

unless you're a hosting provider.  (in which case:

2008 Server R2 side-by-side hotfix is available

Knowledge base article KB977787 discussing the IIS 7.5 (2008 Server R2 and Windows7) side-by-side problem is available on the Microsoft support site.

The corresponding hotfix can now be downloaded here. Click Show hotfixes for all platforms and languages to see all available versions.)