Subject Re: [firebird-support] FB2.1 and MSVC runtime 80 dlls
Author Vlad Khorsun
> Well, I am about to roll out about 3000 desktops of firebird 2.1 embedded.
> After quite extensive testing I can state, unequivocally, that there is no
> apparent logic to whether PCs need the 3 msvc(r/p/m)80.dll files.
> Some PCs complain, some do not complain when they are missing. And I am
> absolutely sure that I am using embedded 2.1 at all times in the testing.
> This applies to NT4, XP and 2000. I can=92t comment on Vista yet.
> I don=92t suppose someone knows the real facts here do they?

Well, starting all over again :(

All FB 2.1 binaries requires MSVC8 run-time dlls on *any* OS.

All OS'es (except maybe Vista or Vista SP1) have no this runtime installed by

At OS below XP (i.e. NT4 and W2K) this runtime must be installed as before -
just copy dll's into system32 (or .\bin folder) and forget about it.

At OS starting from XP (XP, W2K3 and Vista) this runtime *must* be installed
properly. Make sure you have no copy of it in system32 (and\or .\bin folder) !