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FIX: Application with Inet Control Gets -2147417848 Automation Error Message

Article ID: 254908

Article Last Modified on 8/7/2007


  • Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack 1

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Applications with Inet Control (MSInet.ocx) intermittently get the following error message:

-2147417848 Automation error. The object invoked has disconnected from its clients.

The problem tends to occur when the application is running on multi-processor machines.


The problem is caused by a thread synchronization bug in the MSInet.ocx file.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a bug in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This bug was corrected in the latest service pack for Visual Studio 6.0.

For additional information about Visual Studio service packs, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

194022 INFO: Visual Studio 6.0 Service Packs, What, Where, Why

194295 HOWTO: Tell That a Visual Studio Service Pack Is Installed

To download the latest Visual Studio service pack, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

Additional query words: msinet

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