Application Error

Brian DonahueBrian Donahue Posts: 6,590 New member
edited November 9, 2005 7:14AM in SQL Compare Previous Versions
Hi Tony,

My name is Brian Donahue and I am a support engineer with Red Gate
Software. A lot of the time, these 'Automation Errors' are caused by COM
objects that need to be re-registered with Windows. I'd suggest registering
all of the Red Gate .dlls and also the SQL DMO .dll.

To do this, open a command prompt and type 'REGSRV32 sqldmo.dll'.
Do the same for all of the .dll files in the bundle folder.
Don't forget to include the full path to the files, in quotes if spaces are

I hope this solves your problem.


Brian Donahue

Technical Support Engineer

Red Gate Software Ltd.

( +44 870 1600 037

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"Tony" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Hi
> I am regular user of redgate sql compare, it wonderful and fantasic, but
> lately it is taking me on nerves, as i have installed it on new machine.
> Installation goes very smooth, but as i launch any of sql bundle
> i get error as :
> Run-time error '-2147467259 (80004005)'
> Automation Error
> Unspecified Error
> I am sweeping through various news groups and msn but all in vains.
> has anyone encountered this type of error?
> thanks in adv
> Tobs
> FYI:
> My Machine Spec
> P4 1.8 Dell
> Windows 2k
> IE 5.5
> SQL enterprise
> MDAC 2.7
> IIS 5.0


  • Brian DonahueBrian Donahue Posts: 6,590 New member
    FYI -- this information applies to version 2.03 and earlier, which are COM-based. Version 3.0 and up, which are based on Microsoft .NET technology, do not require any COM dll registration.
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