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3.4. Visual Basic 6 Runtime

Disponible en español: Visual Basic 6 Runtime

Applies to: Palisade software used with Excel, releases 5.x–7.x

Does Palisade software use Visual Basic? How do I install that on my computer?

There are actually two things called Visual Basic: Visual Basic for Applications, which is part of Microsoft Office, and the Visual Basic 6 Runtime, which is part of Windows. Both are needed for most Palisade software; this article is about the Visual Basic 6 Runtime.

In a normal installation of Windows and Office, this is already present and there is no need to install it. This article tells you how to verify that you have it, and what to do if you don't.

All Palisade products except the Palisade Custom Runtime use the Visual Basic 6 Runtime—also known as the Visual Basic 6 Redistributable or Redistribution Pack—which has been part of Windows since Windows XP. The main file for the VB6 Runtime is MSVBVM60.DLL, located in C:\Windows\System32, C:\Windows\SysWOW64, or both.

  1. In File Explorer, locate the file and select Properties. On the Details tab, check the file version and verify that it is at least 6.0.9802 (for Windows XP) or 6.0.9815 (for Windows 7 through Windows 10). If it is outdated, download and install the latest. As of this writing (2016-12-02), the latest version is Service Pack 6, which was released in 2004. It's available at http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=24417.

    If it's up to date, but you're having a problem that referred you to this article re-register it with the following steps.

  2. Open the administrative command prompt. You must run this procedure in an administrative command prompt; even if you have administrative privileges, you cannot run this successfully via a Start » Run window.

  3. Enter one of these commands, depending on the actual location where you found MSVBVM60.DLL, and press Enter:
    • regsvr32 C:\Windows\SysWOW64\msvbvm60.dll
    • regsvr32 C:\Windows\System32\msvbvm60.dll

    It's okay if the file is not in both locations, as long as it's in at least one of them.

  4. You should get the response "DllRegisterServer in C:\Windows\SysWow64\msvbvm60.dll succeeded" or "DllRegisterServer in C:\Windows\System32\msvbvm60.dll succeeded". If you do, type EXIT to close the command prompt, and proceed to try @RISK or any of our tools. If the regsvr32 command gives any other response, please send a screen shot to Palisade Technical Support with your serial number, a reference to this article, and details of your original issue.

See also: Visual Basic for Applications

Last edited: 2017-05-16

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