Installation Mandatory Additional Steps
- Some mandatory “fixes” must be run on the Client computers once the installation has been completed
- These are:
- Register dll’s (comdlg32.ocx, mshflxgd.ocx, msstdfmt.dll) with regsvr32.exe
- Ensure JET is loaded (jet40sp7_9xnt.exe)
- Run RPC Stubfix (mcrepair.exe)
Implementing the Patches
- Copy the required patch folder from:
- It will be in compacted archive format and must first be extracted from the “RaL.zip” file.
- Copy the extracted “RaL” folder to each of the computers running Readers are Leaders.
- The folder MUST be copied to the root of each computer’s hard drive, i.s. “c:\RaL”.
- Now do the following on each of the computers on which the program was installed:
- Open Windows Explorer, and navigate to “c:\RaL”.
- Navigate to c:\Ral\Utils\64bit.Multi (If it is a 32bit operating system, navigate to 32bit.Multi)
- Right-click on “Register files” and select “Run as Administrator”
- A notification should appear that three files were copied successfully, followed by three individual pop-up windows, requiring the click on “OK” to indicate the successful registering of the files in the registry.
- Navigate up one folder, to c:\RaL\Utils
- From there, next run “Jet40SP7_9xNT”, by right-clicking on it and selecting “Run as Administrator”.
- Click on “Yes” to continue.
- The process will run in the background and complete.
- Now run “mcrepair” by right-clicking on it and selecting “Run as Administrator”.
- Click on “Yes”.
- A screen similar to below will display:
- Click on “Yes” for this and all (x4) subsequent screens.
- The procees is complete when the following screen appears:
- Click on OK.
- The final screen appears:
- Click on “Yes”. The computer will reboot, and the “Readers are Leaders” installation should now be complete and the program working on each computer.
It should be noted that during the advent of a Windows update, these “fixed” files oftentimes do get overwritten again.
Thus, having the required “c:\RaL”” folder available on every client, makes the remedial action exceptionally easy to implement again, if and when required.