Jeffery Dowell jeffery.dowell at
Fri May 8 09:22:07 EDT 2015

Just to close the loop on this one. We found that the conflicting DLL (Krb5_32.dl) was put into C:\windows\sysWOW64 by a Library program called ALEPH. Apparently it is a somewhat commonly used Library system so this knowledge might help others who run into similar issues.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jeffrey Altman [mailto:jaltman at] 
Sent: Monday, May 4, 2015 1:51 PM
To: Jeffery Dowell; Kerberos at
Subject: Re: gssapi32.dll

On 5/1/2015 3:32 PM, Jeffery Dowell wrote:
> Here are the properties on the file:
> Krb5_32.dll
> Kerberos v5 - MIT GSS / Kerberos v5 distribution
> Version
> Product Name: MIT Kerberos v5
> Size: 372KB
> Date modified: 10/17/2009

This is really old.  It predates KFW 3.0.

> It is actually found in C:\windows\sysWOW64 on very few of our computers.

SysWOW64 is the directory used to hold files the were written to
System32 by 32-bit processes on 64-bit Windows.

> The ones that do have the file in that directory had the error message.

That makes sense because the DLL is in the search path and gssapi32.dll
is not linked to krb5_32.dll with an assembly manifest.  Therefore, the
first matching file on the PATH will be used.

Jeffrey Altman

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