Downloading Ms Run time MS Access 2016

Is there a way to download Ms runtime 2016 in advance like on a flash disc or CD, my users are finding challenging to do the download . It takes about 1.55 hours downloading from the source , quite okay those who manage, the software works very well so far no issues are reported and update are so easy to do.

Challenges

(1) Some of the users are not IT professional
(2) The time it takes to complete the download is too much
(3) Some end up downloading 64 BIT instead of 32 BIT
(4) Some get scared whenever they see the macro trusting message that after download and click the FE for the first time
(5) in some cases after clicking FE it again require the internet connectivity ( Very strange!)
(6) In some cases it gives options like ( Update,repair and restart computer)

Could it be there some steps we are missing here?

Kindly advise or if there is some write up about the steps required I will appreciate

Regards

Chris
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Hankwembo Christopher,FCCA,FZICA,CIA,MAAT,B.A.ScDirectorAsked:
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
I have VERY fast internet, so I can download in just a few minutes (at most).

After download and restarting your computer and after hitting FE for the first time doesn't it show the macro error message like this program is potentially risk it may come from un trusted source?
Are you adding a Trusted Location during the installation of your Frontend? This will generally get you around all of those Access-related errors.

Assuming you ignored 1 above doesn't it ask you for internet connectivity again??
It may, if you're trying to use the "Office Account" authentication. This is something you'll have to educate your users on (n

(3) Is it possible to download Exe file on flash / CD ????????????
Yes, you can. As I mentioned earlier, you could include that in your installation media.

If you're NOT using some sort of installer, and instead are simply copying the Access objects over to a machine, then you're pretty much out of luck with these things. Installing anything like an Access app on an end user machine is challenging, and a good installer will solve quite a lot of these things. I use Advanced Installer and find it very easy to use, and intuitive.

There is only one installer made specifically for Access and that's SageKey installer (www.sagekey.com). It's pricey, and is version-specific, but it will properly install your Access app on end user machines. Note there are a LOT of challenges to installing Access apps on end user machines, especially if you're deploying the Runtime. One of the biggest challenges is the fact that Access will "register" the last used version of Access on a machine and use it to run any future Access apps. This is not a big deal if the user does not have a full version of Access, but if they do, then you're going to get some pretty angry calls when they try to open the database they're working on, and find that it opens in your Access 2016 runtime instead of the full version of Access.
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MAS (MVE)EE Solution GuideCommented:
Hi Hankwembo,
I suggest you download the required version and put it in the fileserver or share it in a PC and give them access(by email).
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=50040

Thanks
MAS
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
How are you installing your application? If you're using an installation file (like an .exe or .msi), you can include it in that file and install it as needed. That makes your installation larger, of course, so if they're downloading that, you're in the same boat.

If it's on the same network, then as MAS suggests you can drop it onto a local resource and grab it from there.

Regarding your #6 item: The repair options are only provided if the software already exists on their machine. For example, if the user already has the full version of Access 2016 you cannot install the runtime, and the user would get those options when they try to install.
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Hankwembo Christopher,FCCA,FZICA,CIA,MAAT,B.A.ScDirectorAuthor Commented:
Sorry I'm talking about those outside our company (Clients), in simple terms how long does it take you to download access Runtime?

(1) After download and restarting your computer and after hitting FE for the first time doesn't it show the macro error message like this program is potentially risk it may come from un trusted source?

(2) Assuming you ignored 1 above doesn't it ask you for internet connectivity again??

(3) Is it possible to download Exe file on flash / CD ????????????

That is where my problem is , if I'm doing some wrong can someone correct me here.


Regards

Chris
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MAS (MVE)EE Solution GuideCommented:
-->(1) After download and restarting your computer and after hitting FE for the first time doesn't it show the macro error message like this program is potentially risk it may come from un trusted source?
For runtime it will not.

-->(2) Assuming you ignored 1 above doesn't it ask you for internet connectivity again??
It will not ask for Internet connectivity again.

Download will not take much time. It is only 236MB.
I recommend you make a work document with screenshot to educate the users which will save your time a lot.

Thanks
MAS
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