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Are there any way to run an Access 2003 MDE file on a PC which doesn't contain Access 2003

Posted on 2008-10-13
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Hi,
Now I have an Access 2003 MDE file, I want to run it on other PC(s) but I'm not sure if they contain Access 2003 or not (because other people should use it)
Are there any tools (Mdac_Typ for example) can be installed which makes this MDE file run without installing Access 2003 on these PCs.

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Question by:toni2002
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by:ExcelGuide
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try the following freeware programs:
http://www.alexnolan.net/software/mdb_viewer_plus.htm
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Servers/Database-Utils/MDB-View.shtml

or look for more, searchstring: ACCESS MDB (or MDE) viewer

good luck
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by:dannywareham
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Access Runtime is freely distributable with the Dveloper edition of Office
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE ) earned 125 total points
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The 2007 version is freely distributable regardless:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/office/bb229700.aspx

That said, while many (if not most) people can run their 2003 db in 2007 with no issues, MS doesn't guarantee this. The only way to be sure is to use the 2003 version, which as danny said is part of the Developer Edition (which isn't free for 2003 or earlier versions).

The viewers at the links posted by Psychotec are okay if all your users need to do is view the data, but you can't use them to show Forms, Reports etc ...
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See this link:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/access/HA011208861033.aspx  'Access 2003 Runtime

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Thanks for All
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