BUG: List of currently linked tables may not appear in Linked Table Manager Wizard in a database in Access 2003

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This article applies only to a Microsoft Access database (.mdb).

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SYMPTOMS

When you start Linked Table Manager Wizard in a Microsoft Office Access 2003 database that contains linked tables, you may notice that the list of currently linked tables, together with their paths, does not appear in the Select the linked tables to be updated list box. Therefore, you may not be able to update the linked tables.

CAUSE

This problem may occur for either of the following reasons:
  • The Accwiz.dll file that is used by Access 2003 is not registered correctly on your computer.
  • The version of the Accwiz.dll file that is used by Access 2003 and is registered on your computer may be an incorrect version.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, you must locate and then register the correct version of the Accwiz.dll file. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Locate the Accwiz.dll file on your computer that corresponds to Access 2003. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Search for all copies of the Accwiz.dll file on your computer.
    2. For each copy of the Accwiz.dll file that is listed in the search results, right-click the Accwiz.dll file, and then click Properties.
    3. In the ACCWIZ.DLL Properties dialog box, notice the version number that is mentioned for File Version on the Version tab.

      For example, if the version number is similar to 11.x.xxxx.x, the Accwiz.dll file corresponds to Access 2003.
  2. At the command prompt, run the following command:
    regsvr32.exe <path>\Accwiz.dll
    Note In this step, <path> is a placeholder. Make sure that the <path> placeholder is replaced by the full path of the Accwiz.dll file that you located in step 1.
If the previous method does not resolve this problem, examine the following registry value data to see if the value data is pointing to the correct Accwiz.dll file in Access 2003.
HKCR\TypeLib\{5B87B6F0-17C8-11D0-AD41-00A0C90DC8D9}\8.0\0\win32\<(Default)>
where (Default) is the following registry key value:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\ACCWIZ.DLL.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a bug in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

MORE INFORMATION

You may see the problem that is mentioned in the "Symptoms" section when you install an earlier version of Access on a computer that has Access 2003 already installed.

Steps to reproduce the problem

  1. On a computer that has Access 2003 already installed, install Access 2002.
  2. Start Access 2003.
  3. Open the Northwind.mdb sample database.
  4. Create a linked table in the Northwind.mdb sample database.
  5. On the Tools menu, point to Database Utilities, and then click Linked Table Manager.

    You may notice that the list of the currently linked tables does not appear in the Select the linked tables to be updated list box.

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Article ID: 835519 - Last Review: September 17, 2011 - Revision: 6.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office Access 2003
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