What's Needed to Make Stand-Alone App?

Discussion in 'Access Configuration' started by croy, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. croy

    croy Guest

    I'm using MS Access 2000 (9.x) to make a database app for a
    local group that I do volunteer work for.

    What would I have to acquire in order to turn this into a
    stand-alone app. that they could use on a computer that
    didn't have MS Access installed?
    croy, Oct 10, 2010
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  2. Douglas J. Steele, Oct 11, 2010
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  3. You'd need the Access runtime.

    A2000 is a very old version (it was released in June 1999), and very
    problematic (you really need to make sure it's patched to the
    lastest service packs for it to be reliable), but an app created in
    A2000 can be run in all versions since then.

    The A2007/A2010 runtimes are free, but the ribbon interface can
    cause issues. The A2003 runtime is not really available any more
    (and it cost $$$). However, I've distributed one app developed in
    A2003 with the A2007 runtime, but it was a kiosk-type app running on
    a single workstation, and didn't need any toolbars or menus, so
    hiding the ribbon didn't remove any functionality.
    David-W-Fenton, Oct 11, 2010
  4. croy

    croy Guest

    Thanks for the reply.

    For that last option, if I have it correct, I could use
    Access 2k to create an MDE, and then have someone who
    doesn't have Access at all, download and install the
    Runtime, and then dbl-clicking on the MDE would get them the
    useable application?

    Is it testable without having a non-Access machine at my

    Would installing the Runtime on my machine (that has MS
    Access 2k installed) cause any sort of havoc?
    croy, Oct 11, 2010
  5. croy

    croy Guest

    Thanks for reminding me about the Service Packs! A recent
    HDD failure forced a re-install of everything, and I had
    completely forgotten about the Office SPs. And there *have*
    been a few of those head-scratching moments, since the
    croy, Oct 11, 2010
  6. Why not use a virtual machine (Virtual PC, VM, etc.) to check?
    Douglas J. Steele, Oct 27, 2010
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