Error when config live space weblog RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi, I got a strange error when I try to use the latest technical preview on win2003.
    When I config writer for live spaces, I get an error "Unexpected error occurred", detail information

    An unexpected error occurred while attempting to detect weblog settings:

    Unable to case COM object of type 'mshtml.HTMLMetaElementClass' to interface type 'mshtml.IHTMLElement'. This operation failed because of the QueryInterface call on the COM component for the interface with IID '{3050F1FF-98B5-11CF-BB82-00AA00BDCE08}' failed due to the following error: No such interface supported()Exception from HRESULT: 0x80004002 (E_NOINTERFACE)).

    I know it is not supported on server. But it is a great application and I have no problem to use it on win2008. Is there anything I need to update before using WLW on 2003?

    thanks for any help and suggestions.
    Monday, June 9, 2008 7:01 PM

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  • Hi JJIN,

    You may what to try and re-register the MSHTML component.  You can do that by entering this in a command window:

    1. cd %systemroot%\system32\
    2. regsrv32.exe MSHTML.dll

    That usually fixes COM issues that we have seen. 

    Tuesday, June 10, 2008 4:42 PM

  •  thanks for your help. although regsvr32 mshtml.dll doesn't work because it can't find dllregister entry point.
    after some googling. I find the solution here 
    And this seems like a problem in IE, not WLW itself. it exists since WLW beta 2.

    Hope this information is useful.

    • Proposed as answer by Ronald - MSFT Wednesday, June 11, 2008 10:37 PM
    Tuesday, June 10, 2008 8:14 PM
  • Thanks JJIN,

    I wonder if IE moves mshtml.dll to the system32\dllcache and that makes the fix above not work...  Needless to say I will remember to suggest re-installing IE7 next time :) 

    Hope your post means that you got it working!!
    Wednesday, June 11, 2008 10:36 PM