How to install msvcr71.dll correctly

dllwindows-server-2003

how do i install msvcr71.dll on windows server 2003, which is needed by my software. I really don't want to copy this dll to system32 folder, because it may break this target system.

Best Solution

Just copy it into the folder where all the executables of your program will be. It's standard practice. Searching for libraries starts from the directory where the requesting executable is located, so unless LoadLibraryEx() with LOAD_WITH_ALTERED_SEARCH_PATH is used this will work allright.