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What files do I need to deploy the runtime of Access?

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Hello,

First off, let me say that I DO own XP Developers edition, so I do have a
license to distribute the runtime. What I'm looking for is the bare bones
files I need to deploy a runtime version of Access. When I use the Package
and Deployment wizard, the resulting set up file is 160 Mb in size. I'd
like to just package the program database and the bare minimum files needed
for it to run properly.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
Nov 13 '05 #1
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"Jozef" <SP**********@telus.net> wrote in
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Hello,

First off, let me say that I DO own XP Developers edition, so I do
have a license to distribute the runtime. What I'm looking for is the
bare bones files I need to deploy a runtime version of Access. When I
use the Package and Deployment wizard, the resulting set up file is
160 Mb in size. I'd like to just package the program database and the
bare minimum files needed for it to run properly.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!


The info and redistributable setup stuff is on the Office Developer
Toolkit CD-ROM. Ideally, you would include the redistributable package
and the necessary logic in an InstallShield (or whatever installer you're
using. You can peek into the Registry, for example, in InnoSetup to do
this, also) application to detect if Access is already installed and
quietly skip installing the runtime if it does.

IIRC, you don't want to install the Runtime on a computer that already
has Access on it.
Nov 13 '05 #2

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The info and redistributable setup stuff is on the Office Developer
Toolkit CD-ROM. Ideally, you would include the redistributable package
and the necessary logic in an InstallShield (or whatever installer you're
using. You can peek into the Registry, for example, in InnoSetup to do
this, also) application to detect if Access is already installed and
quietly skip installing the runtime if it does.

IIRC, you don't want to install the Runtime on a computer that already
has Access on it.


Hi Corey,

Thanks, but what I need to know is which specific files. Right now I have a
VB.net application determining
if the target computer has access or not in order to determine which files
to download (downloading the
smallest possible package required). I am using Inno Setup to package the
files, but need to know what files
are required for the thing to function. Right now if I use the ODE package
and deployment, I wind up with a
160Mb file zipped, which is a tad too large for a typical user (even me) to
want to download.
Nov 13 '05 #3

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Jozef wrote:
The info and redistributable setup stuff is on the Office Developer
Toolkit CD-ROM. Ideally, you would include the redistributable
package and the necessary logic in an InstallShield (or whatever
installer you're using. You can peek into the Registry, for
example, in InnoSetup to do this, also) application to detect if
Access is already installed and quietly skip installing the runtime
if it does. IIRC, you don't want to install the Runtime on a computer that
already has Access on it.


Hi Corey,

Thanks, but what I need to know is which specific files. Right now I
have a VB.net application determining
if the target computer has access or not in order to determine which
files to download (downloading the
smallest possible package required). I am using Inno Setup to
package the files, but need to know what files
are required for the thing to function. Right now if I use the ODE
package and deployment, I wind up with a
160Mb file zipped, which is a tad too large for a typical user (even
me) to want to download.


There is a "minimal" runtime available on MS site but it is still not a
practical size for having people download over the internet (except for
broadband users). I belive it is still in the 60-80 MB range.

If this is a VB.Net application what do you need the Access runtime for?

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Nov 13 '05 #4

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Hi Rick,

The application is an Access application, I just have a little applet that
is about 30k written in vb.net that checks the users computer for Access and
if Access is installed, then it recommends downloading the non-runtime 8mb
version, saving the end user the 160mb download if it isn't needed.

I'll check the ms site.

Thanks!

"Rick Brandt" <ri*********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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Jozef wrote:
> The info and redistributable setup stuff is on the Office Developer
> Toolkit CD-ROM. Ideally, you would include the redistributable
> package and the necessary logic in an InstallShield (or whatever
> installer you're using. You can peek into the Registry, for
> example, in InnoSetup to do this, also) application to detect if
> Access is already installed and quietly skip installing the runtime
> if it does. IIRC, you don't want to install the Runtime on a computer
> that
> already has Access on it.


Hi Corey,

Thanks, but what I need to know is which specific files. Right now I
have a VB.net application determining
if the target computer has access or not in order to determine which
files to download (downloading the
smallest possible package required). I am using Inno Setup to
package the files, but need to know what files
are required for the thing to function. Right now if I use the ODE
package and deployment, I wind up with a
160Mb file zipped, which is a tad too large for a typical user (even
me) to want to download.


There is a "minimal" runtime available on MS site but it is still not a
practical size for having people download over the internet (except for
broadband users). I belive it is still in the 60-80 MB range.

If this is a VB.Net application what do you need the Access runtime for?

--
I don't check the Email account attached
to this message. Send instead to...
RBrandt at Hunter dot com

Nov 13 '05 #5

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"Jozef" wrote
The application is an Access application,
I just have a little applet that is about 30k
written in vb.net that checks the users
computer for Access and ...


What if the user's computer doesn't have the .NET framework?

Larry Linson
Microsoft Access MVP
Nov 13 '05 #6

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Although that's outside of the scope of this thread, It's compiled as an
executable, but I'll worry about that info in another question.
"Larry Linson" <bo*****@localhost.not> wrote in message
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"Jozef" wrote
The application is an Access application,
I just have a little applet that is about 30k
written in vb.net that checks the users
computer for Access and ...


What if the user's computer doesn't have the .NET framework?

Larry Linson
Microsoft Access MVP

Nov 13 '05 #7

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