A list of significant fixes that are included in MDAC 2.8

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INTRODUCTION

This article lists the significant changes in Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) version 2.8 from the previous versions of MDAC. This information includes references to the online documentation, relevant Microsoft Knowledge Base articles, and also the online training Web site that can be used to become acquainted with MDAC 2.8 and with the security features of MDAC 2.8.

MORE INFORMATION

The following is a list of relevant articles that are available online. These articles discuss significant fixes that are introduced in MDAC 2.8.

MSDN articles

The following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) articles discuss security issues and the best practices in security when you use MDAC 2.8. For more information, visit the following Web sites:
ADO 2.8 security design issues and changes
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms803930.aspx

OLE DB security best practices
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms723115.aspx

Deprecated components
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms811968.aspx

Knowledge Base articles

For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
818489 ODBC Administrator changes in MDAC 2.8
818490 Handunsf.reg file has been removed in MDAC 2.8 Redist Setup for security reasons
818520 Banyan VINES and AppleTalk protocols are removed from MDAC redistributable installer
818518 FIX: "Can't save" error occurs when you try to save an ADO recordset to a file
818519 FIX: Cannot connect to named instance of SQL Server when a fully qualified domain name is specified
818521 FIX: Application terminates when the depth of SHAPE command child recordset is large

List of additional fixes

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
812558 FIX: SQL Server ODBC Driver does not report canceled query
810215 FIX: Intermittent access violation in ADO on Web site under stress
811007 Fix: Corrupted data when you enable asynchronous fetching in SQL Server ODBC Driver
814064 FIX: SQLBrowseConnect may cause an access violation in the client application
330199 "Syntax error or access violation" error with ASCII sequence in SQL

Online training WebCast

For more information about the online training about the security features in MDAC 2.8, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
821373 Support WebCast: Microsoft Data Access Components: Security features in MDAC 2.8

MDAC 2.8 download location

To download MDAC 2.8, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=6c050fe3-c795-4b7d-b037-185d0506396c
Note We recommend that you first test your application with MDAC 2.8 in a test environment to make sure that you are aware of any compatibility issues before you decide to use or to upgrade to MDAC 2.8.

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Article ID: 820761 - Last Review: February 27, 2014 - Revision: 7.4
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