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Excel to Access 2007 Connection String

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What is the correct connection string for downloading information from a split Access 2007 database (on a network) into Excel 2007 when the users computer does not have Access installed?  I need Excel to download information from this database on a regular basis.  The code (See below) worked perfectly on every computer before I split the it only works on computers that have Access installed.  Computer that do not have access installed show the error "Run-time error '-2147467259 (80004005)':  Could not find installable ISAM."  I have looked at both the registry and the code, and can't seem to correct the issue.  Any and all ideas are welcome
Const strConnectionString As String = "Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0; Data Source=" & _
        strDatabaseLocation & ";Jet OLEDB:Database Password=" & Password

    Dim Connection As ADODB.Connection
    Dim RecordSet As ADODB.RecordSet
    Set Connection = New ADODB.Connection
    Set RecordSet = New ADODB.RecordSet
    Connection.Open strConnectionString
    RecordSet.Open strSql, Connection, adOpenStatic, adLockOptimistic
    rngTargetSheet.Name = strSheetName
    rngTargetRange.CopyFromRecordset RecordSet
    Set Connection = Nothing
    Set RecordSet = Nothing

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