I just compiled an update for Access 2007 runtime application i wrote and I'm user's are receiving "Your database or project contains missing or broken reference to the file 'RACtrl.dll' error

Posted on 2008-11-14
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I just compiled a new installer for my Access 2007 runtime application.  When user's go to open the database they receive "Your database or project contains a missing or broken reference to the file 'RACtrl' version 1.0"  

If I open the application in Access 2007 it runs fine.....
Question by:Niples
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Additional details about the error:

The application you are attempting to use has a reference that it cannot resolve to an object, type library, DLL, or external database.  Either the object, type library, DLL, or database was deleted or renamed. Examine the Available references list in the References dialog box in the Visual Basic Editor ( Tools menu) to determine if any action is required. If you did not create this application, contact the programmer or administrator of the system.

If the reference listed in the Available references list is preceded with "MISSING:" clear the check box to remove the reference if it is no longer required. If you still need to use the reference, clear the check box entry for "MISSING: <referencename>" in the Available references list, and then create a new reference to the file using the Browse... button. If this is an installed database application, you may need to reinstall or repair the application.

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by:Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )
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Does your database have a reference to this file? If so, then you'll need to deploy this control along with your database, and have users install/register it. You can use an installer to do this, and it'll be registered properly.

Also: This is apparently an ActiveX control for the LogMeIn remote service ... why would you need a reference to this in an Access database?

If your database does NOT use this control, then you should remove the reference.

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There was a reference there that shouldnt have been.  Thanks for your help

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