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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