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adrot.dll File Description:

The file adrot.dll is also called MSWC Advertisement Rotator. It is registered to the Microsoft Corporation. The Advertisement Rotator module provides the runtime process that displays different images of a banner ad in a web page every time a user enters or refreshes a page. The module can be manipulated by the web developer through scripts so as to meet the needs and requirements of the website.

The module adrot.dll is a legacy object component written in .ASP and is part of the .NET 2.0 framework. It exists as a compressed file in the file of the Personal Web Server 4.0 in Windows 95. It is supported by the Internet Information Services (IIS) running on Windows 98, Windows NT and Windows 2003. It comes bundled with IIS 4, 5 and 6 but is no longer a component of IIS 7.

Although the file adrot.dll comes built in with IIS 5 and 6, it is actually not yet installed and ready to function. It has to be registered using regsvr32 so that its functionalities would work with IIS. For IIS 4, the module is installed and ready to run. There are other utility modules that function similar to the Ad Rotator module. These are components for browser capabilities such as:

•content linkers;

•content rotators;


•logging utilities;

•page counters;

•and status tools.

If the adrot.dll module become corrupt or unusable or in case the system has been upgraded and currently use a different OS or IIS version, the DLL module can be manually extracted from the CD installer by using the expand.exe utility normally included in the CD installer. The module should then be registered with IIS using regsvr32.

Author: Microsoft Corporation
Author URL:
Part of: MSWC Advertisement Rotator
Memory Usage: Low.
Associated Applications: Personal Web Server 4.0 for Windows 95 and Internet Information Server 4, 5, and 6 for Windows 98, NT and 2003
Background DLL: No
Uses Network: No
Hardware Related: No
Common Path: C:/ Windows/ system32/ inetsrv/
DLL Version: 6.0.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)


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What Causes adrot.dll Errors to Occur?

A typical and frequent explanation for adrot.dll errors is corruption in the Windows program registry - repairs are essential to prevent more harm in other applications and/or system devices. Dangers include hardware failure, blue screen errors and fatal system crashes.

What are the Symptoms of adrot.dll Errors?

Typical symptoms from adrot.dll errors include poor system performance, extended software start up times, failure accessing documents, excessive suspensions in software functions, programs ends without an error, screen halts and software lock up.

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