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Error Message: 80004005 Old Net Lib "Dbmssocn" Detected Please Delete It and Restart the Application

Article ID: 253272

Article Last Modified on 6/24/2004


  • Microsoft Site Server 3.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Site Server 3.0 Commerce Edition

This article was previously published under Q253272


When you attempt to run an Internet ODBC application on a Site Server 3.0 computer, the following error message may occur:

Error: 80004005 old net lib "dbmssocn" detected please delete it and restart the application.


To resolve this issue, delete the SQL Server TCP/IP sockets Net Library Dbmssocn.dll file from the <winnt>\System32\Inetsrv directory.

The latest version of the Dbmssocn.dll file is located in the <winnt>\System32 directory.


The SQL Server TCP/IP sockets Net Library Dbmssocn.dll file is installed by Site Server 3.0 for Personalization & Membership (P&M). Because P&M requires sockets, Site Server 3.0 installs the file. Removing and/or renaming the file and using the updated version from the System32 directory does not adversely affect any of the components in Site Server 3.0 or Site Server 3.0, Commerce Edition. Site Server 3.0 use the updated Dbmssocn.dll file from the System32 directory.

Additional query words: 80004005

Keywords: kbprb KB253272