Connect Oracle without installing Oracle client
Posted on 2003-10-23
I have a project that connect Oracle and I want to distribute it to all the organization.
The way I distribut my VB project to all the organization is to make a setup.exe file by using the "Package and Deployment Wizard" in VB6. The "Package and Deployment Wizard" includes the Mdac_typ.exe which have drivers for all standard database.
Well, I checked on users machines where I run this setup and I found that the Mdac_typ.exe file was not install there. I tried to copy this file from my pc and put it on the users machins in the same folder with the dll of the VB project and it wasn't solve the problem.
Users who have Oracle client on there machines, the project runs well. but, Users who don't have Oracle client on there machines I get an error message :
"The Oracle(tm) client and networking components were not found. These components are supplied by Oracle corporation nad are part of the Oracle Version 7.3(or greater) client software installation.
You will be unable to use this driver until these components have been installed"
1. Is the Mdac_typ.exe suppose to solve this problem ?
2. Do you know if Mdac_typ.exe includes the Oracle client drivers ?
3. Why the Mdac_typ.exe was not install in the target machines ?
4. Is there any difference between win2000 and win98 to work with Mdac_typ.exe file ?
( I add Dcom98.exe in the "Package and Deployment Wizard" and it was installed on the
users machins but the problem is going on, maybe because the Mdac_typ.exe was not
Any idea how to solve this problem ?
(I prefer to not install Oracle client to all users)