Last post Oct 26, 2010 06:56 PM by mpetersonsc
Nov 22, 2005 07:32 PM|sorvik|LINK
Dec 09, 2005 08:50 PM|garddawg|LINK
Dec 14, 2005 05:48 PM|persa|LINK
I have the same problem with the only difference that the component that causes the problem is a third party component.
Got any clues why this only happens when deployed to server?
I use a WinXP Pro machine for development and there it works perfectly, but the production server running on Windows 2000 Standard Server refuses to work.
Dec 16, 2005 12:20 AM|YugangW|LINK
We have received several feedback about this exception. So far they are related with native files (.dll or .lib) referenced by managed dll are not in the PATH.
Some suggestion here:
You need to figure out which managed dll, native dll and lib files are referenced by your application (directly or indirectly).
For managed dll, make sure they are in the web's bin folder.
For native dll and .lib files, check out whether those .dll and .lib files are in the PATH. If not, you can either copy them to there; or, you can put them into a folder and add that folder into the PATH. Then restart VS and IIS (command "iisreset") to make
sure the setting is picked up.
By the way, putting all of the files in the web's bin folder won't help. The reason is CLR copies the files into a temporary folder under framework directory and run the web there, but CLR only copies away managed dll (not the native ones), so you still
get "module not found" error.
I have reproduced this error using the following sample solution
1. Web1 references a managed c++ project say "MCpp1.dll". The project further references two unmanaged c++ projects with the output say "Lib1.lib" and "Lib2.lib"
2. If I copy all of those files into web's bin folder, I get the exception of "module not found error".
3. I create a folder say "C:\Lib" and copy "Lib1.lib" and "Lib2.lib" into it and add this folder into PATH. I restart VS, and also run "IISReset" since I have a IIS web
4. Open VS and request a page and it works now
You can also feel free to send me some sample webs demonstrating this issue at yugangw at microsoft dot com. I will be very happy to take a look and figure out the issues for you.
I have also contacted the CLR/Fusion team for suggestion of how to get the related module name when this exception happens, which should be very helpful to make diagnosis.
Hope this helps
Dec 16, 2005 11:08 AM|persa|LINK
I have had this problem with two completely different projects using different components. Both actually was missing the "msvcr71.dll" that is not included in the .Net Framework 2.0 installation. So the explanation was correct
even if the detail info on the exact dll that was missing came from one of the component makers support people.
Mar 16, 2006 12:10 PM|MartinSmithh|LINK
I too am having this issue.
What is the "PATH"?
Is this something in the solution file, web config file, assembly a specific folder on the machine or something different?
If you don't know the answer already this reply is no help at all.
Searching for "Path" in the help yields far too many irrelevant results.
Is there a KB on this?
Mar 16, 2006 12:26 PM|MartinSmithh|LINK
As an addition to my previous post I now realise that you are on about the PATH environment variable.
Hopefully this will help someone else finding this page through Google
Jan 07, 2008 08:42 AM|deepakleo2003|LINK
After so much of headache, at last i was able to find a solution for my problem.
Solution is :-
"ABCpdfCE6.dll" (in BIN Folder) should have the Rights for "Read and Execute" for IIs User(IUSER) which can be given from Control Panel on a Shared Server.
Hope this helps for others also..
Bye and Take care and
Feb 11, 2009 06:22 PM|cam11970|LINK
Thanks Yugang. I added the third party dll to the class path. restarted the VS and I am off and running.
Apr 07, 2009 06:17 AMfirstname.lastname@example.org|LINK
I added the path to the envronment variables and it worked.
Aug 24, 2009 06:08 AM|ganaparthi|LINK
Hi I didn't find Shared Server in COntrol Panel,
Can u Explain me step by step How Could u Resolve Ur Problem,iam also facing Same Problem.
Aug 29, 2009 09:14 AM|ganaparthi|LINK
i developed a webservice,i added C++ managed reference to my webservice,
when i run my service it shown error like this
The specified module could not be found. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8007007E)
then i checked Dll Dependencoies using DllWacher ,intially its showing Some Dlls Misisng
i resolved that problems by downloading missing DLLs,then its working fine in File System(
Visual Studio 2005).
But When I Configured in IIS It Showing Same Error As Above..
Please have look at my problem..
Aug 30, 2009 04:33 PM|gralet|LINK
Hi, I wrote this in IMB developerWorks, hope this helps:
IIS has a bug!!
If you are trying to use IBM.Data.Informix (Client 2.81 TC3, 2.9, 3.5, etc.) from IIS, and you still have this problem, I have a solution. I found that IIS 5.1 has a bug!!. IIS cannot read the entire PATH environment variable
if it’s too long (my PATH has 1364 characters). So if your informix dir is near the end of your PATH and your PATH is too long, IIS will never read your informix dir ("C:\Program Files\IBM\Informix\Client-SDK\bin"). Just put your informix dir at the beginning
of your PATH variable, and very important execute an "iisreset" and the issue will gone away. I don't know if this bug remains in IIS 6.0 or later. But you can try this.
If I'm correct this will help to solve other problems when you're trying to access unamanaged dlls from IIS:
"Unable to load DLL 'foo.dll': The specified module could not be found."
Jun 24, 2010 04:08 PM|hvete|LINK
Thanks Yugang. I get this error when I put my C++ dll in the App_Code folder. If I specify the full path in the DllImport, then it finds it, and I can call my dll. But if I just name the dll, and expect it to look in the App_Code folder, then it gives me
the "specified module" error. If I am debugging in VS2008, and put in the full path, and run it successfully, and then REMOVE everything except the name of the dll without closing out of VS2008, then it still works until I get out of VS2008. My ASP.NET site
is hosted by a third party, and I can't go changing their environment variables. Is there any way to specify in the web.config that it should look for my dll in the App_Code folder? Thanks.
Jun 24, 2010 08:39 PM|hvete|LINK
I just went through all the system calls in alphabetical order, and found one that gives me the directory where my Web site resides, namely:
However, when I try to do the following it gives me a compile error:
const string dllLocation = HttpRuntime.AppDomainAppPath + "\\App_Code\\mydll.dll";
It seems it doesn't think HttpRuntime.AppDomainAppPath is constant enough to assign. However, if I take the const away, it complains that DllImport refers to a non-static. If I try writing a routine:
[DllImport(GetAppPath)] //or [DllImport(GetAppPath()]
it doesn't know how to parse that. Soooo... Any suggestions?
Oct 26, 2010 06:56 PM|mpetersonsc|LINK
You are a Genius! nice find.