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Old 15-06-2005
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STDOLE2.TLB error message when opening Project

I am getting error when I am trying to open Microsoft Project 2003. It was installed recently and was working fine. Then I got a notification to update SP1 that I ignored. But when I try to open the same I was getting a error saying STDOLE2.TLB. This error I had faced long time ago on Office. I do not remember what I did to fix that. I am annoyed with the same. The error keeps on appearing and cannot goes away. I tried to run Windows Update and other stuff but still it does not worked. Should I re-install the same.

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Old 16-06-2005
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Re: STDOLE2.TLB error message when opening Project

I think your setup is corrupted due to which you are getting the problem. It is better if you can simply re-install the stuff from scratch and then check back. I am using the same version on Windows XP SP2. You can start with setup and then check back the same. If still you are getting then you will need to replace the setup media and check again. It can be due to some internal system file failure.
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Old 24-05-2007
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In registry Give set value permissions to HKCR\TypeLib\{00020430-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\2.0\0\win32 key
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Old 19-06-2007
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MS Project error

hi, i've got the same problem with my MS project on Vista, please give me some more info on how to solve.
Thanks
matrix
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Old 19-06-2007
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Matrix

Are you familiar with the registry? We had the problem on Windows XP where the std build is locked down for users. It turned out to be registry permissions on the key mentioned above. If you need to know how to correct, just relpy, and I will put the steps on.


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hi, i've got the same problem with my MS project on Vista, please give me some more info on how to solve.
Thanks
matrix
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Old 20-06-2007
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Re:ms Project

Yes i am familiar with registry, but can you just point me to the right path,
thanks mate
matrix
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Old 20-06-2007
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Open reg and expand HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT then browse to TypeLib\{00020430-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}\2.0\0\win32 - then right click on that Key and choose permissions, give users groups FULL control. If that doesn't sort then make sure they can brosw to the path in the default value such ie...C:\WINDOWS\system32\stdole2.tlb , could also try copying the file from a working pc to see if that sorts.

If you can't see HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, it can also be found under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > Software > Classes. Classes is the same as HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT

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Re:ms Project

Thanks alot guys,let you guys know on my progress
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Old 21-06-2007
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Successfull MS Project

Thanks alot sted,
the registry actually worked..no more messages popping up..
thanks
matrix
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Old 15-10-2007
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I've tried both solutions and both seem to be locked out because of permissions.

1) tried renaming stdole.tlb to stdole.old
file secured and only have READ access;
even though I am the administrator.

2) tried registry edit and the following msg appeard:
"Unable to change permission changes on win32.
Access is denied."

I do have this file from previous desktop that is working fine.

Any additionalsuggestions?
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Old 15-10-2007
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Re: STDOLE2.TLB error message when opening Project

What version of Project are you using? Where did you get guidance on the 2
solutions? Have you tried re-installing Project?

FAQs, companion products and other useful Project information can be seen at
this web address: http://project.mvps.org/faqs.htm

Hope this helps - please let us know how you get on :)
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Old 18-12-2007
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Re: STDOLE2.TLB error message when opening Project

I am receiving the same error message as in the original Post. The error is
diplayed upon first opening of the Project 2003 app. The error is "The file
"STDOLE2.TLB" cannot be found or contains a Visual Basic for Applications
library that is not valid. Verify that the file name is correct, and then
try again. If the Visual Basic for Applications library is invalid,
reinstall Project."

The version of Project 2003 has been installed, followed by the installation
of SP2 for Project 2003. I have not moved to SP3 yet since our environment
has not been approved to use it. The machine is just built and has not been
previously used, so the error was shown on the first run of the app.

Trying the 2 previous posts that deal with permissions on the registry keys
do not solve the problem. Users have full control both in the registry and
of the actual .tlb file. But the error persists. Despite users that are
admins or not.

Any assistance is appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Old 22-12-2007
Mike Glen
 
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Re: STDOLE2.TLB error message when opening Project

(I've been away) The problem is that your original post is blank! Still,
reading between the lines, you have this error message when opening this
project. Which procedure did you follow? Does it load any of your project
or is this the first thing you see? Do you get a similar message with other
projects? Does the project have customized macros, as this file seems to be
vba specific? You could try the suggestions in FAQ Item: 43. Handling
project file corruption and/or bloat.

FAQs, companion products and other useful Project information can be seen at
this web address:http://project.mvps.org/faqs.htm

Hope this helps - please let us know how you get on :-)
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Old 01-12-2013
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Re: STDOLE2.TLB error message when opening Project

Hi Mike,

I too get the same error when opening Project 2003 and not opening any .mpp file

The file "STDOLE2.TLB" cannot be found or contains a Visual Basic for Applications library that is not valid. Verify that the file name is correct, and then try again. If the Visual Basic for Applications library is invalid, reinstall Project.

I first started getting the error after downgrading to Project 2007 from Project 2010. This error continued after downgrading further to Project 2003.

I have already tried the solutions suggested and still get the error.

Any other suggestions are welcome

Kind regards
Pradeep
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Old 02-12-2013
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Re: STDOLE2.TLB error message when opening Project

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Originally Posted by Pradeep A P View Post
Hi Mike,

I too get the same error when opening Project 2003 and not opening any .mpp file

The file "STDOLE2.TLB" cannot be found or contains a Visual Basic for Applications library that is not valid. Verify that the file name is correct, and then try again. If the Visual Basic for Applications library is invalid, reinstall Project.

I first started getting the error after downgrading to Project 2007 from Project 2010. This error continued after downgrading further to Project 2003.

I have already tried the solutions suggested and still get the error.

Any other suggestions are welcome

Kind regards
Pradeep
Try to run the Project 2007 in Compatability mode of Windows XP SP3 and see that whether the error goes away or not.
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