Registering DLL's has always been a nightmare to all the programmers who have to work with remote
WebServers. Its even horrible with servers
having customized security settings. Every time the the Server administrator have
to be pinged to register / unregister DLLs.
An easy work around to this problem is to use ASP pages to
register / unregister the DLLs. The key to this operation is to use the RUN
method of the Windows Scripting Host
Following is a
simple asp page using run method to register Dlls.
strPageName = "Reg.asp"
If Request.Form("SUBMIT") = "" Then
Response.write "<CENTER><FORM ACTION=""" & strPageName & """ METHOD=POST>"
Response.write "<INPUT TYPE=TEXT NAME=FILEPATH SIZE=120>Full Path/Filename "
Response.write "to DLL to be registered/un registerd<BR>"
Response.write "<INPUT TYPE=CHECKBOX NAME=ACTIONTYPE CHECKED>Check to "
Response.write "Register; Uncheck to Unregister<BR>"
Response.write "<INPUT TYPE=SUBMIT NAME=SUBMIT VALUE=SUBMIT></CENTER>"
Set objFileSystem = Server.CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
strPath = objFileSystem.GetSpecialFolder(1) & "\REGSVR32.EXE /s "
Set objWshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
strRun = "CMD /C " & strPath & " /u "
If Request.Form("ACTIONTYPE")="on" Then strRun = "CMD /C " & strPath
strReturn = objWshShell.Run(strRun & Request.Form("FILEPATH"), 1, True)
Set objFileSystem = Nothing
Set objWshShell = Nothing
Copy the entire script above including the
<% %> script delimiters, and paste it into Notepad and save it as
"Reg.asp" on your server Now the only thing you have to know is the drive
letter, path and name of the DLL.