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SP2 slipstream of Access 2003 runtime

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Has anyone had any luck slipstreaming Access 2003?

When one slipstreams Office 2003 with SP2, the unpacked installation
files are updated. It does nothing for the ACCESSRT.CAB /
ACCESSRT.MSI. The packaged runtimes are left unpatched.

I found some user documentation on how to slipstream Access 2000 (XP):
http://www.granite.ab.ca/access/msmodfixes.htm
http://groups.google.ca/group/micros...6973967fb9afbc

But I'm hesitant to try to adapt this to 2003. The CAB file has 338
files to get updated correctly.

A newsgroup search makes it seem like there are quite a few others out
there who want to do the same thing, but no followups with solutions.

Without slipstreaming, a user installs the database with the base 2003
runtime along with the database, and then to get patched they have to
download Office 2003 SP2 (50MB). (Distribution of the db will be from
a high-speed Internet2 server, with a link to SP2 on a MS server.)

I haven't done extensive testing, but it looks like things are working
ok (so far) w/o the SP2 installed on a bare-bones WinXP_Pro_SP2
testbed. However, I'd prefer to distribute a patched runtime to avoid
support headaches.

May 10 '06 #1
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