MS Access 2007 and MS Access 2003 Runtime
Posted on 2009-05-14
I have Access 2007 on a virtual machine (OS X, VM Fusion, Windows XP). I've never had any trouble opening Access 2007. I'm helping someone with an Access Runtime Solution. The file is an .mdb. I can open it in Access 2007, but I could not see it in its Runtime environment. So, I downloaded and installed Access 2003 Runtime. Now, when I open the file, I have a choice of opening it in Access 2007 or the Access 2003 Runtime.
My problem is that now when I open Access 2007, it appears that it needs to reinstall Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007. This is automated (so I don't have to put original installation discs in) and takes approximately 3-5 minutes. Moreover, it does not only reinstall for the .mdb file. When I open a native Access 2007 file (i.e. ".accdb"; created before installing the runtime and downloaded from Access 2007 templates), I still need to reinstall.
Why does ll Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007 need to reinstall everytime I open an .accdb?