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I have an access application that I want to roll out to my sales force. I
have a licenced version on access 2003 and the reps do not have the Access
program. How can I distribute the application So that they can run it.

I do have a .net server and all the reps are on its domain, but I would like
to run the program though maybe a runtime or exe or something so I dont have
to buy 50 copies of access.

TIA for the help
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Will the sales force always be connected by LAN to your server? That would
be the simplest approach... split the database into a front-end (queries,
forms, reports, macros, modules, and perhaps local lookup tables) and a
back-end (tables, relationships, and data). Give each user a copy of the
front end, and link the tables in the back end.

You can use the Access runtime that comes as part of Visual Studio Tools for
Office. There's a Packaging and Distribution Wizard included in that, and it
costs about as much as one copy of Office Pro, if I recall.

If your sales force is always connected by a slow WAN or the Internet,
and/or sometimes not connected at all, then you have a more difficult task.
If you'll clarify, perhaps someone can make a more concrete suggestion.

Larry Linson
Microsoft Access MVP

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I have an access application that I want to roll out to my sales force. I
have a licenced version on access 2003 and the reps do not have the Access
program. How can I distribute the application So that they can run it.

I do have a .net server and all the reps are on its domain, but I would
like
to run the program though maybe a runtime or exe or something so I dont
have
to buy 50 copies of access.

TIA for the help
--
Message posted via http://www.accessmonster.com

Nov 13 '05 #2

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