Follow me on Twitter at Twitter.com/wbm
FYI, I'm blogging most of my stuff over at More Wally now.
You might want to add my rss feed to your reader at:http://morewally.com/cs/blogs/wallym/rss.aspx
Need Assistance - 0x8000ffff catastrophic error when debugging VB6 COM+ objects - Wallace B. McClure

Wallace B. McClure

All About Wally McClure - The musings of Wallym on Web, HTML5, Mobile, Xamarin.iOS, Xamarin.Android, and Windows Azure.

News

Visual Studio Magazine Column Personal Blog

.NET

Book Authors

Business

Family

Friends

Georgia Tech Bloggers

Personal

Archives

Need Assistance - 0x8000ffff catastrophic error when debugging VB6 COM+ objects

Hi all. I am trying to debug some Vb6 COM+ components under Win2k3 server. I have inherited this code from someone else. I have loaded the components into a COM+ application. I have the com+ app running as the interactive user. When I run the components through the debugger and call them through the web browser, I get an 0x8000ffff catastrphic error. When I don't run the components within the debugger, everything runs normally. I can compile the components fine. The compiled components work properly when called directly,
the problem is when running underneath the debugger.

I am running Win2k3 server, vb6 with sp5, and sql2k with sp3.

Anyone have any thoughts as to how to resolve this issue and to debug the components properly? I have searched the MS knowledgebase and google (sites and groups) with little result. I think that this is a security issue in that some user does not have appropiate access to something, but I am running as the local administrator and everything is configured to run as the Interactive User.

Wally

Comments

Mathew Nolton said:

do you have it set to "Binary Compatability"?
If in debug mode, try turning compatibility to "No Compatibility"

-Mathew Nolton
# November 17, 2003 1:11 PM

Wallym said:

"binary Compatability" to "No Compatibility" no worky........
# November 17, 2003 1:23 PM

Mathew Nolton said:

I read that somewhere a while ago. Since you were grasping at straws, I thought I'd throw one into the pile.
-Mathew Nolton
# November 17, 2003 1:27 PM

Glenn G said:

We have just encountered the exact issue since applying Vis Studio sp5... Have you found a solution yet?
# January 23, 2004 4:28 PM