Perhaps I can save some of you some time. It took me three days to finally
figure out that the error message -- Run-time error '429': ActiveX component
can't create object that I received when I tried to run a project containing
ADO components that had just been installed was being caused by a VB PDW
installation that did not properly install the ADO component of MDAC.
The PDW included MDAC_type.exe as part of the installation package, and I
watched it run before the installation of the regular program files, but
apparently MDAC did not do its job properly because there was no C:\Program
Files\Common Files\System\Ado directory created on the client machine.
Once. I discovered this and ran Mdac_type.exe independently of the
installation, everything was fine.
Is there a problem with MDAC not installing the ADO components properly on
Win 95 machines? There certainly was on this particular machine. I have
had no such problems on Win 98 machines.