Do I need MSAccess installed?

I'm writing a VB5 app that reads/writes an MDB file (which will reside on a file server) from access 2k.  I'm also using an MDW file for security.  I never actually *run* access during execution of the VB app, I just use the stuf I've previously created using access (tables & queries).  Do I need to have access 2k installed on the workstations that will receive the VB app in order for the whole mess to work?
I realize any diagnostic opening of the file later would require access, but I would copy the MDB to a location that has access installed.....aside from that?

Thanks...and in case this is a really stupid question, Thanks a lot. ;-)

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No, you don't need access installed.  When you package your program, the JET DLLs will be included with your package.


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No, you don't need to install the Access development environment to open and use the database from a VB application.  Everything that you need should come from your VB installation.  

Access and VB share a number of "Jet" DLLs, which you will have to distribute with your application, but the VB install wizard will help identify them.

As a developer, your life will be made a lot more simple if you do have Access, but it's not required.

BobMinerAuthor Commented:
Mcrider & Mdougan,
Thanks yet again...thats a huge relief.  I thought it might be that way cause thats how it was on a previous project about 4 years ago....I was afraid things had changed.

Thanks for the points! Glad I could help!

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