?
Solved

KB823718 MDAC patch installs everyday

Posted on 2004-08-27
4
Medium Priority
?
542 Views
Last Modified: 2009-12-16
I've been trying to solve this for a few days, but this is really starting to get annoying.  Every day Automatic updates trys to install the MDAC patch from KB823718.  It installs successfully, then disappears.  When I reboot my computer it installs again, and again, and again...

I thought that perhaps Automatic Updates was just botching the job, so I tried to download the patch from http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/0/5/6057b392-2340-4c8d-b95c-862f2bb9b9db/Q823718_MDAC_SecurityPatch.exe 
but when I try to install it it says that it is not a valid Win32 application file.  I've seen quite a few people on EE that have had similar problems, but I can't sort this one out.  It does not show up in Add/Remove programs so I can't un-install it, it does not successfully install, so I can't get around it.  I've installed the Component Checker from
http://download.microsoft.com/download/8/4/7/8479c13c-aacd-4b79-bc1b-d64c683191a7/cc_pkg.exe
and I've found that I'm running MDAC 2.7 SP 1, so I really do need the patch.   Here are my questions:

1) Anyone know why the patch won't install with Automatic Updates?
2) Anyone know why the downloadable version of the patch is not recognized as a valid Win32 application?
3) What is the best version of Linux?  If I'm going to go through dependency hell, it won't be because of M$!

Frank
0
Comment
Question by:fhieber
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
4 Comments
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
johanmulder earned 1500 total points
ID: 11917228
[quote]
How to fix: (this worked for me)
1. Download the Component Checker Tool to see what files have which version of MDAC installed. (This told me that I have MDAC 2.71 installed, but on the individual files that it showed there were about 3/4 different MDAC versions on the files.
2. Download MDAC 2.6, install.
3. Download MDAC 2.7, install.
4. Download MDAC 2.8, install.
5. Go to Windows Update, scan for updates, if there are still updates, install that, if not - FIXED!!!
posted on Friday, August 06, 2004 3:05 PM
[/quote]

for more info : http://dotnet.org.za/thea/archive/2004/08/06/3213.aspx
good luck!
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:fhieber
ID: 12218074
Actually, I've been working on this issue.  It still is an issue, but I recently suffered a hard drive failure that has put it on a back burner.
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

cPanel is a Unix based web hosting control panel that provides a graphical interface and automation tools designed to simplify the process of hosting a web site. cPanel utilizes a 3 tier structure that provides functionality for administrators, rese…
Step by step guide to Clean and Sort your windows registry! Introduction: Always remember: A Clean registry = Better performance = Save your invaluable time In this article we're going to clear our registry manually! Yes, manually! The e…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
In this video, Percona Director of Solution Engineering Jon Tobin discusses the function and features of Percona Server for MongoDB. How Percona can help Percona can help you determine if Percona Server for MongoDB is the right solution for …
Suggested Courses

762 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question