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Brian DonahueBrian Donahue Posts: 6,590 Bronze 1
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 red-gate.compare 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

* mailto:brian.donahue@red-gate.com

"Tony" <tshukal@tagworldwide.com> wrote in message
> 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


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    Brian DonahueBrian Donahue Posts: 6,590 Bronze 1
    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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