Important: Access 2010 packager, Sagekey Alternatives
Posted on 2013-12-30
My firm is a long time user of Sagekey for Access 2003.
We are scheduled to roll out an Access 2010 project this week. I ordered Sagekey 2010 online last Thursday and still hadn't gotten a download link as of today.
Finally called Sagekey and found out they are closed for the holidays and will not re-open until Jan2. I know, bad planning on our part but we are we we are.
My project has to be installed Jan 2 so this is a serious issue.
I have never used the Access 2010package creator. I would appreciate any information on how best to use it and what it does and doesn't do.
The application we are developing is for a network. The user machines do not have Access installed on them so the run time version of Access 2010 will have to be part of the install.
When using Sagekey, we put the installer on the network and gave all users a link to the installer on their desktops. When the link was clicked Sagekey would install the application, compete with the run time of Access on the local machine.
The installer included an .ini fle that contained the location of the data on the server. When the app was open on the local machine for the first time, we had a routine that would automatically link the files to the network.
This is the kind of functionality we are looking for.