View Full Version : Fails to install mfc42u.dll

S Hart
01-09-2003, 10:53 AM
I am using InstallShield Express V3.03 and have added the file "mfc42u.dll" to the system folder as a shared file. This is failing on NT machines which either have a lower version of this dll, or have never had this dll installed.

Can you tell me what could be wrong?

01-10-2003, 01:15 PM
You are probably putting it in the wrong folder. Accoring to the merge module (microsoft authored) it should go to [SystemFolder]Redist\MS. I would reccomend you use the merge module instead of distributing this file in the Files View.

S Hart
01-13-2003, 06:32 AM
I am installing it in the SystemFolder, but am not using the merge module for it - would this make any difference?

Under previous versions of Express I would have expected it to request a re-boot as this dll is used by Windows. Do I need to setup anything different to achieve this?

01-13-2003, 05:36 PM
If windows needs a reboot for this file, it will ask for one. I suggest you use the merge modules instead of adding the file directloy.