We help IT Professionals succeed at work.
Get Started

Microsoft access 2013 will not run on Windows Small Business Server 2008 SP2

1,319 Views
Last Modified: 2015-03-12
Trying to install Access 2013 fro the Microsoft account gives an error message "The procedure entry point SetWaitableTimerEx could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll"

Downloading the complete install DVD (iso file) and trying to install from the full package gives the error "The specified program requires a newer version of Windows".

Nowhere can I find anything to say that Windows Small Business Server 2008 SP2 is not a compatible operating system.  The closest O/S I can see listed for compatibility is Windows Server 2008 R2!  Come on Microsoft, stop making life so bloody awkward and complicated.  I have wasted so much time on this already!  Sorry for the rant!
Comment
Watch Question
President / Owner
CERTIFIED EXPERT
Fellow
Most Valuable Expert 2017
Commented:
This problem has been solved!
Unlock 1 Answer and 3 Comments.
See Answer
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE