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I need an Access 97 runtime...

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Anyone have an Access 97 runtime? Or know where there's a download?

There shouldn't be any problem giving me a copy since you can send it out
free with any *.mdb/*mde.

TIA,

Larry Woods
Nov 13 '05 #1
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Hi Larry
I think you are getting confused here, the Runtime that you "send out
free" is created by the Developer Kit (Access 97). These are now las
rare as hens teeth, I would do some searches on the web, see if you
can find someone who can sell you a legit version.
Patrick
On Mon, 18 Oct 2004 13:29:51 -0700, "Larry Woods"
<la***@NOSPAMlwoods.com> wrote:
Anyone have an Access 97 runtime? Or know where there's a download?

There shouldn't be any problem giving me a copy since you can send it out
free with any *.mdb/*mde.

TIA,

Larry Woods


Nov 13 '05 #2

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Will do, but the runtime is just a modified Access production executable.
You are right that it is generated by the Development Kit but the file that
is sent out is nothing but Access---modified and could execute any other
..mdb/mde.

Larry

"Patrick Fisher" <in**@psoftuk.com> wrote in message
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Hi Larry
I think you are getting confused here, the Runtime that you "send out
free" is created by the Developer Kit (Access 97). These are now las
rare as hens teeth, I would do some searches on the web, see if you
can find someone who can sell you a legit version.
Patrick
On Mon, 18 Oct 2004 13:29:51 -0700, "Larry Woods"
<la***@NOSPAMlwoods.com> wrote:
Anyone have an Access 97 runtime? Or know where there's a download?

There shouldn't be any problem giving me a copy since you can send it out
free with any *.mdb/*mde.

TIA,

Larry Woods

Nov 13 '05 #3

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"Larry Woods" <la***@NOSPAMlwoods.com> wrote in message
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Will do, but the runtime is just a modified Access production executable.
You are right that it is generated by the Development Kit but the file that is sent out is nothing but Access---modified and could execute any other
.mdb/mde.


To be licensed to distribute the runtime requires being licensed for the
Developer Edition, and, if I recall correctly, that the runtime support only
be distributed with an application database.

Sending someone just the purposely-limited .EXE file would not be very
useful, as it must be _installed_, in any case. And the installation is done
by the package prepared by the Packaging and Distribution Wizard (of the
Developer Edition).

But, you are correct that once the runtime support is properly installed,
you could distribute other databases and run them using it, provided the
proper libraries had been referenced in the original distribution.

Larry Linson
Microsoft Access MVP
Nov 13 '05 #4

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