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For a Microsoft Office XP Developer version of this article, see 320585
If you try to run Setup for a solution that includes the Access Run-Time version, during the Access Run-Time version Setup, you may receive the following error message:
Some default settings in Microsoft Access 2000 Runtime setup do not work properly on a Windows Terminal Server. To install Access Runtime on a Terminal Server, you must use the instruction and tools available in your Office Resource Kit or at HTTP://www.Microsoft.com/office/ork
The Access 2000 Run-Time version cannot be installed on Terminal Server without a special transform, which is available for download (see the "Resolution" section). Also, there is no tool on the Office Resource Kit CD that can create the correct transform for the Access Run-Time version Setup. The error message is actually referring to a workaround that you can use with Microsoft Office 2000 Setup.
Following are two options that will enable you to run your Access application on Terminal Server:
Install Access Run-Time version with a Special TransformA transform (MST file) is now available to support deployment of the Access 2000 Run-Time version on computers running Windows Terminal Server. However, it must be a separate installation because a custom Setup of the Access Run-Time version with a Transform cannot be incorporated into your package.
Option 2 - Install the Full Version of AccessThe Access 2000 Retail version can be installed on Terminal Server by using a special transform, Termsrvr.mst. However, it must be a separate installation because its Setup cannot be incorporated into your package. You can download the Office Resource Kit core tool set (ORKTools.exe), which contains Termsrvr.mst, from the following Microsoft Web site:
Office 2000 Resource Kit Core Tool SetAfter you finish downloading ORKTools.exe, double-click it to install the Microsoft Office 2000 Resource Kit Tools and Utilities. Then browse to the folder that you installed the Tools and Utilities into ( by default, this is C:\Program Files\ORKTools). Open the ToolBox\Tools\Terminal Server Tools folder to find Termsrvr.mst.
You can use this transform to install Access from either Microsoft Office 2000 Premium Setup or from the Access 2000 Retail version Setup. This transform cannot be used with the Access Run-Time version Setup.
After you have Access installed on the Terminal Server, you can install your Access solution.
To install the Access Retail version on a Terminal Server, follow these steps.
Terminal Server ConsiderationsWindows Installer, used to set up and configure programs and components of Office, employees a transform file that allows a network administrator to designate options and features that will be installed. Because the Terminal Server environment is different than the usual network environment, Microsoft has supplied a transform file to specifically handle the Terminal Server installation. If you try to use a customized transform not designated for use with Terminal Server, the program will not be installed.
The transform file for Office is named TermSrvr.mst and is available with the Office Resource Kit (ORK). Although Termsrvr.mst can be customized to include options and features that you want to make available to Terminal Server client users, modification of the TermSrvr.mst is not supported by Microsoft.
For information on deploying Office on Terminal Server, see How to Install Office Disc 1 about a Windows Terminal Server in the Office 2000 Resource Kit, located at the following Microsoft Web site:
How to Install Office Disc 1 on a Windows Terminal Server