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Access 2013 Standalone application

Is it possible to package an Access 2013 application as a standalone software application that clients can use even if they don’t have Access installed? Please, no speculation. I've tried and tried with no success. And speculation is all I ever get from my trial period of Experts-Exchange! So, if you know the answer and you've actually accomplished this, please prove that you're really an expert by informing me how to do the same. Otherwise, just move along, please. Thanks.
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
Not sure why this question is phrased in this way , ...as it leaves a lot of the detail out...

if you know the answer and you've actually accomplished this, please prove that you're really an expert by informing me how to do the same.
Do you need a literal step by step tutorial...?
...or just need to know what to do...

What constitutes an "answer" here?

Asking a question like this is like asking how to build a House, or how to buil a car, ...or what type of person should I marry...
There is no way to "inform you how to do the same" unless we know what you have and what your skill level is.
My database, environment, skill level, requirements...etc, will, most likely, not be the "same" as yours...

The bottom line is that you need to install the Access Runtime for our version of Access:
For example:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39358

Design and fully test your database.
(include any special libraries, add error handling, ...etc)
...and create an .ade or .accde file (or accdr)
This is where it gets tricky...

...As it will be difficult for an Expert to give you a step by step tutorial without being intimately familiar with all of the design aspects of your database...
For example:
Do you need an .exe file specifically
64 or 32 bit
External libraries needed
External files needed (ex, Linked images)
Is another version of Office installed on the users machines
Do you need to "Lock Down" the app, ...and to what level
Do you need packaging and deployment (and a digital signature) as well
Is the database split
Security considerations
Will this be run over a LAN, locally, TS, VPN, Citrix,
...etc

So again,...lets be clear on what you are expecting as an "answer" here...

JeffCoachman
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
CancelledMy Account,
Sorry you are frustrated, ..but you did not really post any information other than,: "Show me how to do this"

As I stated, ..each scenario is different...

JeffCoachman
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John AccountAuthor Commented:
This was a very straightforward Yes/No question:
Is it possible to package an Access 2013 application as a standalone software application that clients can use even if they don’t have Access installed?
And this is straightforward, as well:
If you know the answer and you've actually accomplished this, please prove that you're really an expert by informing me how to do the same.
I hope this too is straightforward: Sorry, if I've lost all patience here at...ahem hem...Experts. But I don't have time for BS. That's why I cancelled my account.
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Dale FyeCommented:
Yes it is possible.

No, I have not done it with 2013, and based on a response to a similar question on the MSDN site, it appears that Microsoft and deprecated the Package Solution Wizard.  See Tom's response there.
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Dale FyeCommented:
Sorry you had a bad experience with EE.  I've been an expert here for 4 or 5 years and prefer this site over the other Access web forums because of the professionalism of the experts and the ability to conduct meaningful discussions.  In my opinion, you are more likely to get a good answer, quickly, on this site than in any of the other forums.

The tone of your original request really didn't help the situation, and I think your response to Jeff was a bit over the top as well.  

Access 13 is still not being used very heavily in the development community as Microsoft deprecated several features that long time developers liked.  Although most questions to A13 will be similar to the A10 or A07 responses, this question is not one that many developers are likely to have dealt with extensively.
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