Anybody else have this problem? Or can help me to help myself.
I have a program developed in Access97. It includes several DLL's, some EXE's and a XLA function libray.
(This has nothing to do with the problem)
The program has been sold to approx 500 customers around scandinavia so what I'm looking for is a general solution not a solution on how to fix a certian installation.
So to the problem:
When I try to install the Access runtime files (created with ODE 97) the msaccess.exe (among others) dont get installed if the customers machine have a Office 2000 pro installed before.
This is the problem, but it only happen sometimes, on other installation it goes "normal" and I can have two installations of msaccess.exe on the same machine and on the same time.
Anybody have any experience with this. I'm sure I can solve this with un-installing office2000 then install access runtime and then install office 2000 (and answer YES when asked to keep older versions) but we're talking 500 customers with maby 5 clients each so using this solution I will not get the "software developer of the year price, in the class for easy installations" (not that I would get it anyway ...)
I have been doin' som research yesterday, and have the following theory:
If you have a brand new machine that are installed with office2000, the installation of Access97 Runtime goes fine. But of you have a upgraded office2000 you will not get Access97 Runtime installed.
Any exp. or comments to share here my friends??
There must be a "easy" way that Access2000 and Access97 can live "in perfect harmony" or...
The last month or so I have been working with Y2K stuff so I havent been reading very much news so maby this is something that are already solved, it is just me that don't know.. (I hope, I hope)
Comments, question are most welcome, but please don't provide an answer immidiatly. The one with the best solution will be well-paid.