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Use Functions from A DLL File That is NOT Registered and Cannot Be Registered Part II

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The last post in my previous thread says to explain the situation further, but it's locked so here is further explanation.

The DLL is owned and written by our own staff.

The man who wrote it is dead.

The source code is gone.

It generates registration numbers for an in house app I support and is only used 2 or 3 times a day for about 10 seconds.

If I wanted to steal info from it, I would take a copy home and do it on a non-crippled computer.   My use case is genuine and my employer is gridlocked and refuses to do anything about it.

Can someone help?

I have a completed working program wrapped around the DLL and need help to call it when unregistered.


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Something wrong with DllCall?

I've never had a problem calling unregistered dll.

The problem might lie elsewhere however, the dll code might require admin rights, the dll file might be in a location you do not have rights to execute code or both.

If it involves the prior, then you're knackered, if it only involves the latter, copy the dll to a location for which you do have rights.

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In future if you feel I have unfairly locked one of your threads, please send me a PM to explain why the thread should be reopened. I have no problem reopening threads when I can be convinced that they are legitimate, but I do not appreciate people reposting essentially the same question and complaining about the first lock. ;)


My use case is genuine

I have sympathy with your predicament, but.....


my employer is gridlocked and refuses to do anything about it

that is not our problem. If your inability to use this DLL severely impacts on your employer's work practices then you should be able to make a case to the IT department to permit its permanent registration. Trying to do what you are asking help to achieve is essentially seeking to bypass the IT security measures set in place by your employer - in some places that could be grounds for dismissal. :(

JohnOnes's suggestions seem eminently sensible. I suggest exploring these options with the "pimply nosed little graduate security snot - if he remains as unhelpful as you say he has been then take up the matter through your internal line manager - his job will be on the line too. :)


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