Aug 8, 2013 at 10:10am UTC
i am trying to install a window service onto my computer but i get the error the application failed to start because it's side by side configuration failed
i tried installing Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package but that didn't work.
the service i am trying to install is based on this:
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Aug 8, 2013 at 1:26pm UTC
Aug 8, 2013 at 1:43pm UTC
do you use .Net? If so it might be the wrong version
or/and a dll is missing. you can use a tool like dependency walker to determine what's necessary for your program
Aug 8, 2013 at 2:27pm UTC
i used visual studio 2008 to make the project
how do i know which dll is missing?
Aug 8, 2013 at 6:43pm UTC
If I remember correctly that sample won't work properly with MS VS 2008 on Vista or 7, this is what is called "DLL Hell". You should MS VS 2010 if you can, or you could try statically linking to your libs but IDK if that will work.
Aug 9, 2013 at 8:22am UTC
@coder777 i don't really understand how that dependency walker works
@Computergeek01 i can't change to VS2010. everything actually works fine on the computer i created the program on but when i try run it on a different computer it doesn't work
Aug 9, 2013 at 2:44pm UTC
Just recompile the application in release mode and distribute that, do not deploy debug versions !
Dpedency walker has a help file, just read it and you will find what dll is missing.
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Aug 9, 2013 at 2:46pm UTC