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I want to force users to run Access Runtime but Office 365 keeps overriding this

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How do I stop it forcing the full version of MS Access on my clients?
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OK, thanks both, will give it a go. There is a vb.net util that checks for updates and copies a new Access file if there are any, I will need to change this.

I would still like to stop O 365 'pushing' Access to my users though...
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<<I would still like to stop O 365 'pushing' Access to my users though... >>

I'm assuming you mean you've installed your app with the runtime, then they have O365 and end up with a full version of Access.

FWIW, This is nothing new and is always the way it worked.   When you deliver an app with the runtime, you needed to setup the install so that the /runtime switch was used, and you used syscmd check to make sure that they were not going around that.

Getting /runtime on the command line though was always problematic, which is why they added the automatic runtime mode feature.   Even with that though, you still need the Syscmd() check.  Any user that's savvy could rename the file and open it with a full copy of Access.

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If you install an Access Runtime, say Access 2010, you must provide a shortcut for the user in which you include the full path to your runtime, like:

C:\YourRuntimePath\MSAccess.exe C:\YourApplicationPath\YourApplicationName.accdb

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