DATABridge Enterprise Server 6.1 SP2 May Require Visual C++ 2008 Library

  • 7021911
  • 13-Oct-2011
  • 31-Mar-2018


DATABridge Enterprise Server version 6.1 SP2


After installing the DATABridge 6.1 Service Pack 2, DATABridge Enterprise Server may return one of the following error messages:

  • "Activation context generation failed..."
  • "The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect"

Note: If the DATABridge Client is unable to connect to Enterprise Server, similar messages may appear in the Windows Event Log for DBDirector.


To resolve the error, download and install the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package (x86) from the Microsoft Download Center,

Make sure that you install the 32-bit version (x86) even if you run 64-bit Windows.

Note the following:

  • You do not need to re-install DATABridge 6.1 Service Pack 2.
  • This issue does not affect DATABridge 6.1 Service Pack 3 or higher.

Additional Information

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This document was originally published as Attachmate Technical Note 2583.