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What to do BEFORE installing to prevent....Startup_100_Register_Controls error

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  • What to do BEFORE installing to prevent....Startup_100_Register_Controls error

    On installing our application on a server with Windows Server 2003, 2008 and Vista our clients sometimes get the message above. I see LOTS of posts about what to do AFTER this error message appears.

    My question is what should our client do BEFORE the install to ensure this message doesn't happen.

    Thanks.

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    Re: What to do BEFORE installing to prevent....Startup_100_Register_Controls error

    If you are using a server, why install anything but the files for the DB? The full install (runtime files) should only need to be on each workstation
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      Re: What to do BEFORE installing to prevent....Startup_100_Register_Controls error

      D.Chiasson,

      as Mark said. Those files should only be the app itself in a shared folder on the server. You would typically install the runtime on the workstations.

      If you are asking about the work stations, then make sure to install as administrator. The rest should take care of itself, if you are running the runtime(or) installer from alpha.
      Dave Mason
      dave@aldadesktop.com
      Skype is dave.mason46

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      • #4
        Re: What to do BEFORE installing to prevent....Startup_100_Register_Controls error

        Thanks.

        We have the same exe for a Stand alone PC & the same exe for install on a Server. This included the alpha5 runtime & program files. Course, the workstation.exe has only the alpha5 runtime.

        Makes sense though to make a different exe for a standalone & one for the server, removing the alpha5 runtime when installed on the server.

        We do not use the installer from Alpha.

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          Re: What to do BEFORE installing to prevent....Startup_100_Register_Controls error

          I think you are right if I am reading this correctly.

          That runtime exe should be unlimited??? so you could have it on a bunch of stations if you needed.

          I do hope you shadowed the application on the workstation(s)?
          Dave Mason
          dave@aldadesktop.com
          Skype is dave.mason46

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            Re: What to do BEFORE installing to prevent....Startup_100_Register_Controls error

            All good comments but nobody has offered any ideas what I need to do to install an Alpha5 runtime on a server using Windows 2003 Server software so I don't get this error which many others have got. I want to prevent this error happening. What does an admin have to do????? Thanks again.

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            • #7
              Re: What to do BEFORE installing to prevent....Startup_100_Register_Controls error

              I assume you are not going to be there? Then just have the admin install the runtime to whatever folder you wish. Alpha made the runtime and installer. It seems to work very well. There is little way for it to error unless the user has something set wrong in the computer.

              There is no way to prevent errors, sometimes. I have win 2003 server and it installs perfectly and always has. A good IT "SHOULD" know how to install as it is simple.

              The error you are speaking of is due to some dll's and ocx's not being properly registered. It generally does not happen on server 2003 with the admin doing the install.
              Dave Mason
              dave@aldadesktop.com
              Skype is dave.mason46

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                Re: What to do BEFORE installing to prevent....Startup_100_Register_Controls error

                No I am not there. We do not use the Alpha installer. The person installing is an experienced "network administrator". I do agree that some files have not been registered but do NOT know what to tell the technie what he is doing wrong.

                Logically there should be some things that need to be set / done to have an errorless install on a Server with 2003 server software.

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                  Re: What to do BEFORE installing to prevent....Startup_100_Register_Controls error

                  Once the program is installed is to run the appropriate batch file that is included with runtime to register the files. If he runs the correct batch file, the files should register and all should be well. I do this with astrum installer just after the runtime is placed on the computer.

                  There are 2 of them and one is for win 7. the other includes the following:
                  ****Remind that I have slightly modified them***
                  'File name = RegisterFiles.bat

                  regsvr32 Codejock.PropertyGrid.v11.1.3.ocx /s
                  regsvr32 Codejock.ReportControl.v11.1.3.ocx /s
                  regsvr32 Codejock.SuiteCtrls.v11.1.3.ocx /s
                  regsvr32 Codejock.TaskPanel.v11.1.3.ocx /s
                  regsvr32 a5controls.dll /s
                  regsvr32 a5contexteval.dll /s
                  regsvr32 XBasicActiveScripting.dll /s
                  Dave Mason
                  dave@aldadesktop.com
                  Skype is dave.mason46

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                    Re: What to do BEFORE installing to prevent....Startup_100_Register_Controls error

                    Thanks for this. I am unsure what you mean when you say "there are 2 of them" then give a some additional text for "1" of the bat files. Are there 2 different bat files?

                    Originally posted by DaveM View Post
                    Once the program is installed is to run the appropriate batch file that is included with runtime to register the files. If he runs the correct batch file, the files should register and all should be well. I do this with astrum installer just after the runtime is placed on the computer.

                    There are 2 of them and one is for win 7. the other includes the following:
                    ****Remind that I have slightly modified them***

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                    • #11
                      Re: What to do BEFORE installing to prevent....Startup_100_Register_Controls error

                      Yes
                      The other is for win7
                      Dave Mason
                      dave@aldadesktop.com
                      Skype is dave.mason46

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                      • #12
                        Re: What to do BEFORE installing to prevent....Startup_100_Register_Controls error

                        You indicate there are within Alpha5 runtime 2 register bat files but your post / Email indicates that all you need is your modified lines above. Would your "modified" bat file work for XP & Vista/Win7? If so, seems like an elegant & simple solution. Much appreciated. Thanks.

                        Originally posted by DaveM View Post
                        Once the program is installed is to run the appropriate batch file that is included with runtime to register the files. If he runs the correct batch file, the files should register and all should be well. I do this with astrum installer just after the runtime is placed on the computer.

                        There are 2 of them and one is for win 7. the other includes the following:
                        ****Remind that I have slightly modified them***

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                        • #13
                          Re: What to do BEFORE installing to prevent....Startup_100_Register_Controls error

                          To install to vista or win7, the bat file is named: RegisterFilesVistaWin7.bat
                          You do not run them from within alpha5, you run them from within the runtime folder. Just double click whichever one you need. Alpha supplied them and they are well documented.

                          Yoyu have alpha installed. Go to the folder and try it yourself.
                          Dave Mason
                          dave@aldadesktop.com
                          Skype is dave.mason46

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