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Microsoft KB Archive/170864

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Error Trying to Run ADO When ASP Installed with SQL Server Running

Article ID: 170864

Article Last Modified on 9/12/1999


  • Microsoft Internet Information Server 3.0

This article was previously published under Q170864


When you try to run any of the Active Data Object (ADO) examples that are included with the Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP) roadmap, you will get the following error messages:

Server object error 'ASP 0177:800401f3'

Server.CreateObject Failed


The call to Server.CreateObject failed. The requested object instance cannot be created.


You have Microsoft SQL Server installed on this server, and the SQL Server services are running when you installed Active Server Pages. The ADO Dlls were not registered due to SQL Server services that were running.


Uninstall Active Server Pages by selecting Start, Programs, Microsoft Internet Server (common), and clicking Active Server Pages Uninstall.

Stop all SQL services from Control Panel, Services.

Install Active Server Pages. The ADO Dlls should be registered correctly.

Test by running some of the ADO samples in the ASP roadmap. They should work.

From Control Panel, Services start all the SQL Server services.

Keywords: kbsetup KB170864