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Access 2003 co-habitable with Office XP?

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Hey folks!

Before I spend any money on Access 2003, is it co-habitable with Office XP?
Also, can I use the XP Developers Edition to package and deploy and Access
2003 project?

Thanks in advance!
Rick
Nov 13 '05 #1
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On Mon, 04 Apr 2005 23:35:36 GMT, "Richard W Collens"
<rc**************@hemmingway.com> wrote:

Applications are rarely forward compatible. I'd be surprised if XP DE
is an exception.

-Tom.

Hey folks!

Before I spend any money on Access 2003, is it co-habitable with Office XP?
Also, can I use the XP Developers Edition to package and deploy and Access
2003 project?

Thanks in advance!
Rick


Nov 13 '05 #2

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ACCESS 2003 will live side-by-side with Office XP, so long as you install
them in separate folders. Do a custom install of 2003.

No, you cannot distribute runtime versions of ACCESS 2003 using Office XP
Developers Edition. You will need to use ACCESS 2003 Developer Extensions
(which are part of Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System):
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;842004
http://msdn.microsoft.com/office/tec...s/default.aspx
http://msdn.microsoft.com/howtobuy/vsto/default.aspx

--

Ken Snell
<MS ACCESS MVP>

"Richard W Collens" <rc**************@hemmingway.com> wrote in message
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Hey folks!

Before I spend any money on Access 2003, is it co-habitable with Office
XP? Also, can I use the XP Developers Edition to package and deploy and
Access 2003 project?

Thanks in advance!
Rick

Nov 13 '05 #3

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Yes, the can co-exist on the same machine.

If you don't need to deploy the Runtime version of Access (i.e. all your
endusers will have the full retail version of Access 2003) then you don't
need the Dev extensions to deploy. You would just send your endusers a copy
of the Access db. If your endusers don't have a copy of 2003, then you would
need to deploy the Runtime, which is included in the Dev extensions.

"Richard W Collens" <rc**************@hemmingway.com> wrote in message
news:cbk4e.899836$6l.482957@pd7tw2no...
Hey folks!

Before I spend any money on Access 2003, is it co-habitable with Office
XP? Also, can I use the XP Developers Edition to package and deploy and
Access 2003 project?

Thanks in advance!
Rick

Nov 13 '05 #4

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