Microsoft Press Practice Test Error

So I’m trying to practice for the MCTS Exam 70-536 exam using the practice test that comes with the self paced training kit book, but keep getting this error every time I run it.  I’m on Vista SP1.  Doesn’t look like I’m the only one either.  I sent in a request to the MS people so we’ll see.

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19 thoughts on “Microsoft Press Practice Test Error

  1. Havagan says:

    I never found an answer beyond using Virtual PC to install it on an XP image I use for development testing.

  2. Tyler says:

    Does this only on Vista, works fine on XP. Vista blows

  3. Tim says:

    I got in touch with the software vendor and come to find out this maybe a Vista SP1 issue. They suggested reinstalling .net 2.0. I’ll be giving this a shot shortly.

  4. alex says:

    i have similar problem. i have vista home premium and everything was working fine. today i’ve installed some windows updates and after that training kit stopped working. it still works when i try to run ‘Lesson Reviews’ and it returns me ‘unanticipated error’ when i try ‘Practice tests’. i tried to run training kit as administrator and got this ‘library not registered’ error. i hope that it is still possible to change some permissions somewhere but, as it was alredy was written here, i’m afraid the only one working solution will be to install virtual windows xp and never install any updates on it.

  5. Tim says:

    Alex,
    The problem is Vista SP1, yes you will need to run this in a XP VM. I would also suggest you get the TestKing version of this practice test before taking the exam.

    - Tim

  6. Mizugi Chau says:

    I got that problem too; I’m using vista home and looking for a solution for this error!

    Mizugi Chau.

  7. Jim Petersson says:

    Try running this:
    regsvr32 C:\Windows\System32\Vsocx6.ocx

    Fixed it for me!

  8. Piet says:

    Jim, thx, your solution worked for me too.

  9. James Greene says:

    Thanks, Jim! Your solution worked for me as well.

  10. Spiral says:

    On Vista 64-bit use
    regsvr32 C:\Windows\syswow64\Vsocx6.ocx

  11. Pica says:

    It seems like fixing the test software is part of the exam. So, if you actually manage to install and run the exam software then you pass. ;)

  12. Hooligan says:

    regsvr32 C:\Windows\System32\Vsocx6.ocx fix works for me too..

    I had lost hope of a fix.
    Many thanks for your solution Jim.

  13. Rich says:

    Thanks Jim…worked for me too.

  14. Admin says:

    thanx a lot ,worked for me too.

  15. Iesu says:

    Thanks Spiral. The 64bit version was a godsend!

  16. Thanks for your help regsvr32 C:\Windows\System32\Vsocx6.ocx worked like a charm. This is a great site.

  17. Thiago R. Moreira da Silva says:

    TKS Spiral works fine on Vista 64 bits. Tks soh much.

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