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Access 2003 and runtime?

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Hi,

I need Access 2003, and the means to distribute my applications, but I
cant work out exactly which software I need to purchase. I am based in
the UK, and have Office XP developer edition to upgrade from.

Can anyone advise?

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Richard Hill
Nov 13 '05 #1
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It is packaged differently in 2003. This link should take you to the
information you need.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/office/tec...s/default.aspx

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Wayne Morgan
Microsoft Access MVP
"Richard Hill" <ri*******@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
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Hi,

I need Access 2003, and the means to distribute my applications, but I
cant work out exactly which software I need to purchase. I am based in
the UK, and have Office XP developer edition to upgrade from.

Can anyone advise?

--
Richard Hill

Nov 13 '05 #2

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You'll need either Office 2003 Professional or an "edition" that includes
it, if it is a company volume purchase, plus the "Visual Studio Tools for
Office 2003 System" which contains the Access "Developer Extensions".

Yes, they could have made it more complicated, but it is difficult for me to
imagine _how_. :-) Leave it to the marketeers.

Larry Linson
Microsoft Access MVP

"Richard Hill" <ri*******@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
news:41**************@news.blueyonder.co.uk...

Hi,

I need Access 2003, and the means to distribute my applications, but I
cant work out exactly which software I need to purchase. I am based in
the UK, and have Office XP developer edition to upgrade from.

Can anyone advise?

--
Richard Hill

Nov 13 '05 #3

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ri*******@blueyonder.co.uk (Richard Hill) wrote:
I need Access 2003, and the means to distribute my applications, but I
cant work out exactly which software I need to purchase. I am based in
the UK, and have Office XP developer edition to upgrade from.


You've already got the answer but I thought I'd add a bit more info.

Microsoft Access (Office) Developer Edition FAQ
http://www.granite.ab.ca/access/developereditionfaq.htm
Tony
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Tony Toews, Microsoft Access MVP
Please respond only in the newsgroups so that others can
read the entire thread of messages.
Microsoft Access Links, Hints, Tips & Accounting Systems at
http://www.granite.ab.ca/accsmstr.htm
Nov 13 '05 #4

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Ron
So, I see the answers for this question. Good enough. However, I'm
wondering something else along this same subject. Access 2003 requires
WindowsXP as a minimum operating system, right? So, something written in
Access 2003 and then distributed with the runtime via the visual studio
route would still require WindowsXP? Or, could it then be run on Win98/me?

TIA
ron

"Richard Hill" <ri*******@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
news:41**************@news.blueyonder.co.uk...

Hi,

I need Access 2003, and the means to distribute my applications, but I
cant work out exactly which software I need to purchase. I am based in
the UK, and have Office XP developer edition to upgrade from.

Can anyone advise?

--
Richard Hill

Nov 13 '05 #5

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Office 2003 requires NT5 or newer. This would be Win2k, WinXP, Win 2003
Server. I believe the requirements are the same for the runtime. You would
be doing your clients a favor if you moved them from Win9x to Win2k or
WinXP, depending on the hardware. In my experience, most computers that
shipped with WinME will run Win2k if they have enough RAM. The biggest
problem is if the BIOS/chipset isn't fully ACPI compliant then the computer
won't automatically power off when shut down, it stops at the "Its safe to
power off the computer" screen, and Hibernate/Suspend don't work. On these
computers, setting the power management to use APM instead of ACPI usually
causes the computer to reboot instead of shutting down unless you can find a
HAL.dll file that will work for that computer.

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Wayne Morgan
Microsoft Access MVP
"Ron" <ro*******************@earthlink.com> wrote in message
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So, I see the answers for this question. Good enough. However, I'm
wondering something else along this same subject. Access 2003 requires
WindowsXP as a minimum operating system, right? So, something written in
Access 2003 and then distributed with the runtime via the visual studio
route would still require WindowsXP? Or, could it then be run on
Win98/me?

TIA
ron

"Richard Hill" <ri*******@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
news:41**************@news.blueyonder.co.uk...

Hi,

I need Access 2003, and the means to distribute my applications, but I
cant work out exactly which software I need to purchase. I am based in
the UK, and have Office XP developer edition to upgrade from.

Can anyone advise?

--
Richard Hill


Nov 13 '05 #6

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"Wayne Morgan" <co***************************@hotmail.com> wrote:
Office 2003 requires NT5 or newer. This would be Win2k, WinXP, Win 2003
Server.
Actually it's Win2K SP3.
I believe the requirements are the same for the runtime.
Correct. It's actually your msaccess.exe which is being redistributed but with
registry keys that disable the design view, database window and such.
You would
be doing your clients a favor if you moved them from Win9x to Win2k or
WinXP, depending on the hardware. In my experience, most computers that
shipped with WinME will run Win2k if they have enough RAM.
Win XP I don't think took much more base RAM than Win 2K. It's all the extras, ie
antvirus, firewall, etc, that take up about as much room. For me anyhow.
The biggest
problem is if the BIOS/chipset isn't fully ACPI compliant then the computer
won't automatically power off when shut down, it stops at the "Its safe to
power off the computer" screen, and Hibernate/Suspend don't work. On these
computers, setting the power management to use APM instead of ACPI usually
causes the computer to reboot instead of shutting down unless you can find a
HAL.dll file that will work for that computer.


Ah, now that's interesting. Thanks.

Tony
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Tony Toews, Microsoft Access MVP
Please respond only in the newsgroups so that others can
read the entire thread of messages.
Microsoft Access Links, Hints, Tips & Accounting Systems at
http://www.granite.ab.ca/accsmstr.htm
Nov 13 '05 #7

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On the box, the minimum requirement for Win2k is 64 MB and a Pentium 133,
WinXP is 128 MB and a Pentium II 300. However, and especially for database
work, I would recommend a minimum of 256 MB if the motherboard will accept
it. More if possible.

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Wayne Morgan
Microsoft Access MVP
"Tony Toews" <tt****@telusplanet.net> wrote in message
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"Wayne Morgan" <co***************************@hotmail.com> wrote:

Win XP I don't think took much more base RAM than Win 2K. It's all the
extras, ie
antvirus, firewall, etc, that take up about as much room. For me anyhow.

Nov 13 '05 #8

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