Article ID: 899456
This release manifest applies to the Internet release of Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.8 Service Pack 1, referred to as MDAC 2.8 SP1 (2.81.1117.6).
For more information about how to install, remove, upgrade, and downgrade MDAC releases, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms810805.aspxFor more information about downloading MDAC releases, visit the following MSDN Web site:
Release version numberMDAC 2.8 SP1 (2.81.1117.6), May 2005
Release functionThis release provides the same version of MDAC that was released with Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4).
Release ship vehicleData Access Technologies
Localization informationMDAC 2.8 SP1 (2.81.1117.6) is available in the following languages:
Chinese (Traditional and Simplified)
Minimum supported configuration
New featuresMDAC 2.8 SP1 (2.81.1117.6) is not a new feature release.
Frequently asked questions about MDAC 2.8Q1: Where can I find specific Microsoft Knowledge Base articles for MDAC 2.8?
A1: You can search the Microsoft Knowledge base by using the Advanced Search option and by choosing the product Data Access Components 2.8.
Note Only search the Knowledge Base for specific technical information, not for bug-related issues. For bug-related issues, many articles describe either fixed bugs or known bugs in this version of the product.
Where can I find more information about MDAC setup? This includes dependencies, supported operating systems, and rollback.
A2: For more information about these topics, see the following MSDN Web site:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms810805.aspxQ3: My application must have Microsoft Jet. However, Jet is no longer included with MDAC. Where can I find Jet?
A3: The Microsoft Jet components were removed from MDAC 2.6 and all subsequent releases.
My application must have the Microsoft Visual FoxPro ODBC Driver. However, the driver is no longer included with MDAC. Where can I find the Visual FoxPro ODBC Driver?
A4: The Visual FoxPro ODBC Driver is included with Microsoft Visual FoxPro, Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Office 2000, and MDAC 2.5. The driver is not included with MDAC 2.8.
Known issues for MDAC 2.8 SP1 (2.81.1117.6)
Significant fixes for MDAC 2.8 SP1 (2.81.1117.6)For more information about the significant fixes that are included in the MDAC 2.8 Service Pack 1, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/884930/ )List of bugs that are fixed in MDAC 2.8 Service Pack 1
File list for MDAC 2.8 (2.81.1117.6)
For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/892854/ )Release strategy for Microsoft Data Access Components
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/820761/ )A list of significant fixes that are included in MDAC 2.8