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Can you install the Jet Engine in c:\windows\system in WinXP

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I have some old CBT software written in a package called IconAuthor.
It uses Access database to store details of lessons, graphics
filenames, sounds etc. The software creates a user DSN which points at
an Access ODBC driver in the windows\system folder as opposed to the
system32 folder that Windows XP uses.

I am hunting around trying to find someone with the IconAuthor
software to change the path in the DSN but I wondered whether the ODBC
driver can be installed in the windows\system folder as well as the
system32 folder. If anyone uses or used IconAuthor software please
let me know.
Nov 12 '05 #1
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Assuming this is for a 32-bit version of Jet:

This package is not doing a very good thing, at all. Since the system32 one
is the one that will be found, this bogus cowboy version will not be able to
be run instead of the OS version. At best it will do nothing and at worst it
will mess up your system.

Since no program can legally redistribute a repackaged Jet without
permission from Microsoft, the install is likely illegal as well (note that
even the Access runtime of various versions is smart enough to install to
the actual system directory.

It is likely best to find some other program that knows a bit more about the
systems out there.
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MichKa [MS]
NLS Collation/Locale/Keyboard Development
Globalization Infrastructure and Font Technologies

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I have some old CBT software written in a package called IconAuthor.
It uses Access database to store details of lessons, graphics
filenames, sounds etc. The software creates a user DSN which points at
an Access ODBC driver in the windows\system folder as opposed to the
system32 folder that Windows XP uses.

I am hunting around trying to find someone with the IconAuthor
software to change the path in the DSN but I wondered whether the ODBC
driver can be installed in the windows\system folder as well as the
system32 folder. If anyone uses or used IconAuthor software please
let me know.

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