Sage 300 Trouble Installing Visual Basic 6.0 on Windows Server 2012/2016

Introduction

The Sage 300 SDK, not Web SDK, requires Visual Basic 6.0 SP6 to be installed on the computer. But, what happens when that computer has Windows Server 2012/2016 and there are compatibility issues when attempting to install Visual Basic 6.0?

This article will show how to get Visual Basic 6.0 successfully installed.

Solution

While this solution might not work for all, it has worked for Sage 300 developers.

Simply uncheck the Data Access Components option during the installation:

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That’s it!

References

If more information is required or if the actual steps needed to install Visual Basic 6.0 on Windows Server 2012/2016 (and even Windows 10) are required, please refer to the following links:

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/30656303/vb-6-data-access-component-installation-on-windows-2012-server

http://donovanbrown.com/post/Build-Visual-Basic-60-applications-with-Visual-Studio-Team-Services

https://www.codeproject.com/Articles/1191047/Install-Visual-Studio-on-Windows

Summary

This article explained how to install Visual Basic 6.0 on Windows Server 2012/2016 by unchecking the Data Access Components option.

Reference links are provided if more information is required.

As a standard disclaimer, any topic in this article is subject to review and doesn’t represent a commitment as to when it will be available.

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2 thoughts on “Sage 300 Trouble Installing Visual Basic 6.0 on Windows Server 2012/2016

  1. Hi JT,

    So uncanny, but I just did 2 installs of VB6 on Server 2016 and Win 10! The reference below was spot on.

    In addition to what you wrote, you also need to bypass the installer from trying to update MS’s VM for Java. The easiest way to do it is to copy the MSJAVA.DLL (linked within the article below) into your SYSWOW64 directory.

    This, along with not installing the Data Access Components, will allow you to install VB6 onto Windows 7+.

    Note: if you attempt to install VB6 without performing the two steps layed out, you will need to completely uninstall the program before you can correctly re-install it. I was caught out with that recently.

    Reference:
    https://www.raymond.cc/blog/install-visual-basic-6-vb6-in-windows-7-without-microsoft-virtual-machine-for-java/

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