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"Installing: Microsoft Access Feature"

I just installed MSAccess 2003 in Vista. Each time I load a database (it doesn't happen with other databases) I get a popup stating "Installing: Microsoft Access Feature". MSAccess is installed with all optional features. This database runs fine on MSAccess 2003 installed on an XP machine. I upgraded the database from V2000 to V2003. I repaired & compacted the database. I ran MSAccess as an administrator and loaded the database. All of this did not work. Any suggestions on how to stop this behavior.
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DanielWillmottCommented:
Does it happen if you right click the Access 2003 icon and select 'Run as Administrator'?
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thenelsonAuthor Commented:
I don't get an option to 'Run as Administrator' when I right click on the icon. I created a new shortcut and set it to 'Run as Administrator' And clicked on it. That did not help.
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GreatGermCommented:
It sounds like you did an upgrade from xp to vista.  Is this the case?
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thenelsonAuthor Commented:
No, a brand new computer with Vista business preinstalled.
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
You can create a shortcut that allows you to Run As Admin:

http://allenbrowne.com/bug-17.html#RunAsAdmin
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GreatGermCommented:
He said that he used a shortcut with Run as Admin without success.  I've replicated the issue on an XP machine by having components from office 2007 and 2003 installed.  Unfortunately, I haven't figured out a way around it yet.
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
Did thenelson indicate that he had 07 and 03 installed?
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thenelsonAuthor Commented:
>You can create a shortcut that allows you to Run As Admin:
Already tried that.

I only have Access 2003 installed.

The problem occurs when opening all databases except 2. I don't Ilia now what is different about those two.

Also when I open certain forms in many databases, Access crashes. It only happens with some forms in most databases. I don't Know What is different With the forms that cause the crash.

All databases run fine with Access 2003 on an XP machine.
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Jim P.Commented:
Right click the databases (not the shortcuts) open properties and see if at the bottom of the first tab if there is anything about security?
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thenelsonAuthor Commented:
I didn't see anything about security on the general tab. On the security tab, I have full control as a user.

If I copy the database to the desktop and run it from there, I do not get the popup stating "Installing: Microsoft Access Feature". If I create a shortcut to the database and run the shortcut from the desktop or or Quick Launch, I don't get the popup.  If I run the database from any other location I , do get the popup.
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Jim P.Commented:
If you do a security tab check on the rest of the folders under the C: drive -- what is everyone set too.

I'm betting Vista set up restricted security on any folder not in the C:\Documetns and Settings folder.
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thenelsonAuthor Commented:
I found the problem. I use PowerDesk Pro 5 as a Windows Explorer substitute.  When I open a database by double clicking on it in Powerdesk, I get the popup. Anywhere else, no problem. I guess I either need to upgrade PowerDesk or use a different Windows Explorer replacement. Any suggestions?
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
I would suspect this might have something to do with Vista's folder virtualization, or UAC, but have no facts to back that up. Ultimately, I guess the "fix" would depend on how Powerdesk implements the startup of your database. I'd think you'd have to get with the folks at Powerdesk to find this out. I stopped using PowerDesk several years ago after repeated and consistent crashes on my WinXP machine. Loved the concept and program, but it was buggy as all hell on my machine.
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