Using the packaging wizard, I have created the installation files to install my Access application (2 databases) and the runtime version of Access 2003. It will be installed on 10 computers at my client's organization. They are running Windows 2000 and Office 2000. The application will be used for only three days. My client's IT folks are concerned that installing the application and support files will mess up their computers. For example, they think that shared DLLs might me altered by the installation. I also wonder whether some added/altered registry keys might affect the client's MS Office 2000 apps.
How confident can I be that the client's computers will still work the same way (as before ) after I uninstall my application using the Windows uninstaller?
The client is also considering using Norton Ghost to restore the computers hard drives to the state they were in just before installing my Access application. He says that using Ghost is complicated by the computers' extremely small hard drives. I am not very familiar with the registry and the MS Office DLLs.
Any suggestions on how I can install and uninstall my Access app without messing up my client's computers? Is this possible? Can it be done without resorting to 3rd party installation software (e.g., Wise)?