Code  8002801c – DllRegisterServer in COM failed

Troubleshooting Error Code 8002801c – DllRegisterServer in COM failed

Introduction to Error Code 8002801c

This is not a VBScript error, but an error with your registry’s permissions.

The Symptoms You Get

When you are using Regsvr32 to register a COM object (e.g. Active-X component)
For example: regsvr32 COM.

What happens is you get: ‘Error accessing the OLE registry.’

The Cause of Code 8002801c

Permissions to the registry is the most likely cause.  A trivial cause is you are trying to unregistered a component, that has already been unregistered.  Regsrv32 /u.

The Solution

Even if you are a local Administrator, it still possible that you have been locked out of certain Registry keys.  Therefore, I suggest that you research which Key / Value your regsvr32 is trying to alter, and take ownership and adjust permissions, then try the command again.  Regmon may help you discover the appropriate area of the registry.

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Example of VBScript with Error 80004005

I have to admit this may not be terribly useful example for your specific problem, but then Code 80004005 is invariably a vague permission problem.

Dim objScriptPW
Dim strPassword, strValidPWord

Set objScriptPW=CreateObject("ScriptPW.Password")
WScript.Echo "Enter password to run script:"

If strPassword <> strValidPWord Then WScript.Quit

WScript.Echo "Hi Password"

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