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Upgrading service packs?

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I have a computer with Access 97, Office 2000 with Access, and A2003
runtime on it.

I use Tony Toew's AutoFe and I'm having a problem with it. The user
must first open my app up in A97 and then he can open the app in A2003.

If A97 is not open and the person attempts to open the app up in A2003
he receives the message
"couldn't find file '\\Dell1\Data1\App\MyApp.MDW'. This file is
required for startup."

Why Tony's program can find the file with A97 but not A2003 is beyond
me. Those with only A97 and A2003 on their systems have no problems,
those with A2000 get the error. So that got me thinking. A2000 has
never been used at the site. I'm guessing with about 100 certainty that
Office/A2000 never had its service packs installed.

If I have the folks install the service packs for A2000 will it affect
in anyway the A2003 (or A97) installation in any way? I am hoping the
problem goes away after installing the service packs.

Aug 5 '08 #1
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Salad <oi*@vinegar.comwrote:
>I have a computer with Access 97, Office 2000 with Access, and A2003
runtime on it.

I use Tony Toew's AutoFe and I'm having a problem with it. The user
must first open my app up in A97 and then he can open the app in A2003.

If A97 is not open and the person attempts to open the app up in A2003
he receives the message
"couldn't find file '\\Dell1\Data1\App\MyApp.MDW'. This file is
required for startup."

Why Tony's program can find the file with A97 but not A2003 is beyond
me. Those with only A97 and A2003 on their systems have no problems,
those with A2000 get the error. So that got me thinking. A2000 has
never been used at the site. I'm guessing with about 100 certainty that
Office/A2000 never had its service packs installed.

If I have the folks install the service packs for A2000 will it affect
in anyway the A2003 (or A97) installation in any way? I am hoping the
problem goes away after installing the service packs.
I doubt the problem will go away with installing the SPs.

Could you email me your INI file? Are you using different INI files for each version
of Access? When I think about how the Auto FE Updater works I think I have a hole
in it with respect to handling work group files and multiple versions of Access
properly. Trouble is I don't know when I'll have the time to do think about this,
change the code and, most importantly, thoroughly test things.

Tony
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