linkinfo.dll on Windows 2008?

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Anthony LaMark, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. Hi All,

    I am doing a 64bit release build (on a 32bit system...which I have
    successfully done in the past so I know it works) of a COM dll (C++) using
    VS2005 (see details below). I also build an installation program (msi).
    When I run the msi on a Windows 2008 server and it goes to register the dll,
    it fails. Using depends, I can see it is missing linkinfo.dll. When I
    searched on this dll, all the hits I got are around viruses. Does anyone
    know what this dll is for and why my dll is loading it? I am going to try
    to see if delay-loading it gets me past the COM registration but would like
    to know what this dll is all about (and if there is something special about
    windows 2008...I will test on a 64bit Windows2003 shortly to see if I have
    the same problem). Thanks in advance.

    Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Version 8.0.50727.762 (SP.050727-7600)
    Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0.50727 SP1
    Installed Edition: Professional
    Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 77626-009-0000007-41687
    Microsoft Visual Basic 2005
    Microsoft Visual C# 2005 77626-009-0000007-41687
    Microsoft Visual C# 2005
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 77626-009-0000007-41687
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2005
    Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2005 77626-009-0000007-41687
    Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2005
    Microsoft Web Application Projects 2005 77626-009-0000007-41687
    Microsoft Web Application Projects 2005
    Version 8.0.50727.762
    Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition - ENU Service Pack 1
    (KB926601)
    Security Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition - ENU
    (KB947738)
     
    Anthony LaMark, Nov 7, 2008
    #1
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  2. Hi

    I am struck with same problem. LINKINFO.dll is missing in
    C:\Windows\System32 in Windows Server 2008. Dependency walker shows all my
    services (which works fine in Vista and XP sp2) depends on LINKINFO.dll. Can
    I know how to resolve this problem.

    Thanks for youe help.

    Mahesh Bakshi
     
    Mahesh Bakshi, Dec 4, 2008
    #2
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  3. Hello,
    Install the Desktop Experience feature and you will get linkinfo.dll
    Right-clicking on the file and choosing properties this is described as:
    Windows Volume Tracking
    Thanks,
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT]

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    | >Hi
    | >
    | >I am struck with same problem. LINKINFO.dll is missing in
    | >C:\Windows\System32 in Windows Server 2008. Dependency walker shows all
    my
    | >services (which works fine in Vista and XP sp2) depends on LINKINFO.dll.
    Can
    | >I know how to resolve this problem.
    | >
    | >Thanks for youe help.
    | >
    | >Mahesh Bakshi
    | >
    | >"Anthony LaMark" wrote:
    | >
    | >> Hi All,
    | >>
    | >> I am doing a 64bit release build (on a 32bit system...which I have
    | >> successfully done in the past so I know it works) of a COM dll (C++)
    using
    | >> VS2005 (see details below). I also build an installation program
    (msi).
    | >> When I run the msi on a Windows 2008 server and it goes to register
    the dll,
    | >> it fails. Using depends, I can see it is missing linkinfo.dll. When
    I
    | >> searched on this dll, all the hits I got are around viruses. Does
    anyone
    | >> know what this dll is for and why my dll is loading it? I am going to
    try
    | >> to see if delay-loading it gets me past the COM registration but would
    like
    | >> to know what this dll is all about (and if there is something special
    about
    | >> windows 2008...I will test on a 64bit Windows2003 shortly to see if I
    have
    | >> the same problem). Thanks in advance.
    | >>
    | >> Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Version 8.0.50727.762 (SP.050727-7600)
    | >> Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0.50727 SP1
    | >> Installed Edition: Professional
    | >> Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 77626-009-0000007-41687
    | >> Microsoft Visual Basic 2005
    | >> Microsoft Visual C# 2005 77626-009-0000007-41687
    | >> Microsoft Visual C# 2005
    | >> Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 77626-009-0000007-41687
    | >> Microsoft Visual C++ 2005
    | >> Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2005 77626-009-0000007-41687
    | >> Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2005
    | >> Microsoft Web Application Projects 2005 77626-009-0000007-41687
    | >> Microsoft Web Application Projects 2005
    | >> Version 8.0.50727.762
    | >> Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition - ENU Service Pack 1
    | >> (KB926601)
    | >> Security Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition
    - ENU
    | >> (KB947738)
    | >>
    | >>
    | >>
    | >
     
    Darrell Gorter[MSFT], Dec 4, 2008
    #3
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