Article ID: 842176
This article describes the release manifest of Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.5 Service Pack 3 (SP3) and includes the following information about MDAC 2.5 SP3:
This release manifest applies to the Internet release of MDAC 2.5 SP3 (2.53.6200.2). This release manifest lists frequently asked questions about MDAC 2.5 SP3 and describes known issues with MDAC 2.5 SP3. This release manifest also lists all the files that are included in MDAC 2.5 SP3, and this manifest lists the corresponding versions of these files.
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Release version numberMDAC 2.5 SP3 (2.53.6200.2), November 2002
Release functionThis release provides, directly to the public, the same version of MDAC that is included with Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3).
Release ship vehicleTo download MDAC 2.5 SP3 (2.53.6200.2), visit the following MSDN Web site:
Localization informationMDAC 2.5 SP3 (2.53.6200.2) is available in the following languages:
DependenciesMDAC 2.5 SP3 (2.53.6200.2) is dependent on Microsoft Internet Explorer version 3.02 or later.
New FeaturesMDAC 2.5 SP3 (2.53.6200.2) is not a new feature release.
Frequently asked questions about MDAC 2.5 SP3Q1: Where can I find specific Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) articles for MDAC 2.5 SP3?
A1: You can search the public Knowledge Base
(http://support.microsoft.com/)for article number 810656.
Note You must only search the Microsoft Knowledge Base for specific technical information, not for bug-related issues. Many bug-related articles describe either fixed bugs or known bugs in this version of the product.
To search the Knowledge Base, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.comQ2: Where is the ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) documentation?
A2: Previous ADO documentation and MDAC Software Development Kits (SDKs) have been rolled into the Platform SDK. To download the Platform SDK, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/msdownload/platformsdk/sdkupdate/default.htmQ3: Does the MDAC 2.5 SP3 installer support rollback?
A3: No, the installer does not support rollback. However, the installer does support rollback during the installation if an error occurs.
Q4: Is MDAC 2.5 SP3 supported on Microsoft Windows 3.1 or Microsoft Windows NT 3.51?
A4: No, MDAC 2.5 SP3 is not supported on these platforms.
Q5: How do I install MDAC 2.5 SP3 on Windows 2000?
A5: MDAC 2.5 SP3 is installed with Windows 2000 SP3 and is protected by system file protection. Note that you can only remove MDAC 2.5 SP3 from Windows 2000 by removing Windows 2000 SP3.
Q6: Does MDAC 2.5 SP3 run on Windows 9x and Windows NT 4.0?
A6: Yes, MDAC 2.5 SP3 does run and can be installed on these operating systems. For more information, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/data/Default.aspxQ7: Can applications that use Microsoft Access ODBC Driver 3.51 have problems on clean installations of Windows 2000 and clean installations of MDAC 2.5 SP3?
A7: Because MDAC 2.5 SP3 does not install Access ODBC Driver 3.51you may have to upgrade to Microsoft Access ODBC Driver 4.0 if your applications use version 3.51 of the driver. For additional information about this issue and about changes that may affect your products, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/237994/ )MDAC upgrade issues with Access ODBC Driver
Known issues with MDAC 2.5 SP3 (2.53.6200.2)There are no known issues with MDAC 2.5 SP3.
File list for MDAC 2.5 SP3 (2.53.6200.2)
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