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I get the following error when trying to register the Chilkat ActiveX:

LoadLibrary failed - This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem.

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asked Dec 26 '13 at 10:30

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The Chilkat ActiveX's are compiled with Visual C++ 2008. The problem is caused by the VC++ 2008 runtime not being present on the server. Download and install the 32-bit VC++ 2008 redist from the link below:


(Note: If using the 64-bit Chilkat ActiveX DLL's, then the 64-bit VC++ 2008 redists are required. However, given that the server is a 64-bit computer, these redists are likely already installed. However, if not, then download and install from here:



answered Dec 26 '13 at 10:30

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Could you not do a static link ? This would remove the need to have the redistributable installed...

See: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/ab187afb-3af0-44ba-a03c-dde9e5208a1a/static-link-to-vc-runtime


answered Dec 10 '15 at 10:35

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Thanks. Yes, starting in Chilkat v9.5.0.55, the ActiveX's will be linked statically. However, customers who've received these builds have indicated that the problem is not solved. It seems that even with static linking, the MSVC++ runtime is still needed. If you wish, you can test with these downloads:

32-bit Download: http://www.chilkatsoft.com/download/preRelease/ChilkatAx-9.5.0-win32.zip

64-bit Download: http://www.chilkatsoft.com/download/preRelease/ChilkatAx-9.5.0-x64.zip

Hopefully I'm mistaken and the problem is actually solved???

(Dec 10 '15 at 10:50) chilkat ♦♦
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