On Wed, 7 Mar 2012 09:14:41 +1100, "David Hare-Scott"
>I take it that ACE is a file server and so needs no software support on a
>LAN server and that the normal split FE/BE for JET design is still
No. Ace is the new Jet with support for the new field datatypes found
in ACCDB files. So it comes with A2007 and newer but is downloadable
separately if required.
>Say I buy Office 2010, including whatever package has Access and the Access
>runtime builder in it for my development machine. If I have an networked
>office environment with various versions of Windows (say XP SP3 or higher)
>and possibly some installations of Office (versions uncertain) but not
>Access. Can I then install Access runtimes on these machines? Will the
>installation go smoothly with no side effects or will it tromp all over some
>of the machines as used to happen back in the dark ages of Access 2000 etc?
My experience has been that Access runtime installs were very
troublesome if other versions of Access were already on the same
system. But if none were found it was quite trouble free.
Tony Toews, Microsoft Access MVP
Tony's Main MS Access pages - http://www.granite.ab.ca/accsmstr.htm
Tony's Microsoft Access Blog - http://msmvps.com/blogs/access/
For a convenient utility to keep your users FEs and other files
updated see http://www.autofeupdater.com/