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When you install the Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) on a system running Windows NT, if you are logged on as a user without Administrator privileges, you see an error such as the following:
You must have administrative privileges to install or rollback this software. (MDAC 2.6 or 2.7 or 2.8)
Insufficient privileges You do not have sufficient privileges to install here. (MDAC version 2.1 SP2)
Setup Error 168 Setup has encountered a problem updating your system registry. (MDAC version 2.0)
You must have Administrator privileges to install the Microsoft Data Access Components.
Install MDAC while logged in as a user with Administrator privileges.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem with the products listed at the beginning of the article.
There are several components that require Administrator privileges to install. In addition, the MDAC install must modify the system registry.
Some components that require Administrator privileges to install are:
For additional information, please visit the Microsoft Universal Data Access Web site:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/data/aa937729.aspxYou can download the latest version of the Microsoft Data Access Components from the following site:
Article ID: 177514 - Last Review: February 24, 2014 - Revision: 5.5
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