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I am using Access 2003 and will have about 25 users. What is the most efficient method of deployment. I've been researching the "runtime option" for 2003 and it's very confusing and I still don't know what it costs. Is there much of a learning curve for using visual studio for office that includes the runtime application and deploying with that method. Or is it easier just to upgrade everygody to Access 2003 and use it with user level security. 2007 doesn't have the use level security that I'm looking for.

Thanks

-Tom
Dec 19 '07 #1
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What version is everyone else one currently?
Jan 5 '08 #2

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What version is everyone else one currently?
Everybody is currently running 2003.

thanks

-Tom
Jan 7 '08 #3

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Everybody is currently running 2003.

thanks

-Tom
If everbody else is running Access 2003, this is a 'no brainer' and you would not have asked the question (would you?)

The situation is normally that other users are running Office 2003 which has Word/Excel etc (depending upon version) but doesn't have Access unless they have the more expensive Professional version.

You are then usually faced with the option of buying 25 Access licences (at 150 each ) or the Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Microsoft Office System (circa 600) which licenses you to distribute FREE 'run-time' versions of the Access executable files that enables users to use *.mdb/mde files.

I hope this is not too late. I've just stumbled across this thread looking for something else.

S7

With the 'run-time' version the users are unable to go into Design mode, which is usually thought of as a good thing!
Jan 14 '08 #4

P: 64
If everbody else is running Access 2003, this is a 'no brainer' and you would not have asked the question (would you?)

The situation is normally that other users are running Office 2003 which has Word/Excel etc (depending upon version) but doesn't have Access unless they have the more expensive Professional version.

You are then usually faced with the option of buying 25 Access licences (at 150 each ) or the Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Microsoft Office System (circa 600) which licenses you to distribute FREE 'run-time' versions of the Access executable files that enables users to use *.mdb/mde files.

I hope this is not too late. I've just stumbled across this thread looking for something else.

S7

With the 'run-time' version the users are unable to go into Design mode, which is usually thought of as a good thing!
Thanks for your help. I am now trying 2007. It does have a lot of short cuts that I wish had been there before and the runtime is free.

Thanks for your reply.


tbudw
Jan 14 '08 #5

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