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Need a stand-alone access 2000 database

Posted on 2002-05-21
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I have created a small access 2000 database.  I heard that there is a way to pack the database into an executable so that it will run on systems without office 2000 installed.  Is there such a utility?
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hi astronot79

no, u can not create an exe from a mdb...

what u can do is use the Office Developer Edition, and create a package & deploy.
This way a runtime version of MS Access will be installed on the pc where u install, so that pc does not need Access installed to open your db.

hope this helps u in some way.

cheers
Ricky
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I am aware of the 'Package and Deployment Wizard'.  I need to know if there is a way to accomplish this (maybe 3rd party?) without office developer.  Thanks!
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no, (at least not that ever heard of, or found)

the package & deploy will provide a runtime-version so the ms access mdb can be opened.

if u write your app in for example, Visual Basic, u can create an EXE and access the database via e.g. ADO.

Ricky
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Thanks for all of your help.. I could not use the package and deployment wizard, because it installs the mdb on the local machine and I need it centrally located on the network.  I have implented the runtime install, our technicians will simply install the runtime, then open the database..  
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