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Is it legal to download and use Access 2003 runtime?

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Hi,
Regarding legality.   Is it legal for anyone do download and install the Access 2003 runtime from
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and use it for their own purposes like  running my application or any other?    If not, it would not be ethical for me to suggest that they do it.  And I would still need to locate and purchase the Access 2003 Developer Extensions to produce a legitimate runtime environment for use with my application.  dhs

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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform) earned 500 total points
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No.  Unless you are a licensed user of A2003 that originally included the Runtime Extensions ... it is not legal.  

Again, I would call Microsoft and see what options you have ... get the straight scoop.

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No, only runtimes that Microsoft distributes on their download.microsoft.com site are legal to download and use per the terms listed with the download and this is not one of them.  You'll need the developer tools to create a legal distributable software with runtimes.
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You can often use the 2007 or 2010 runtimes (which are free) to run your 2003 .mde/.mdb files. You should thoroughly test this, of course, but many people have reported good results doing this.
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