Failure to update your computer to the proper version of Jet may result in damage to your database products or may result in data corruption.
Note Jet35sp3.exe (Microsoft Jet 3.5 Service Pack 3) replaces Jet35sp2.exe (Microsoft Jet 3.5 Service Pack 2), which is referenced on the Microsoft Office 97 SR-2 pages on Tools on the Web (http://office.microsoft.com/). Service Pack 2 and Service Pack 3 are both Year 2000-compliant; however, Service Pack 3 also includes additional security updates that are not available in Service Pack 2. If you have not yet installed Service Pack 2 or Service Pack 3, you should install Service Pack 3.
The Jet35sp3.exe file contains an update of several .dll files that are included with Microsoft Access 97, Microsoft Office 97 Professional Edition, Microsoft Visual Basic version 5.0 or later, and other products that incorporate Jet 3.5x. Microsoft Jet database engine version 3.51 provides an improved Compact utility that combines Compact and Repair into a single process. Also, the updated version of the Jet database engine generates an error if it encounters a problem during the Compact process, and then creates the table, MSysCompactError, in the destination database.
Note Jetcomp.exe, which is included with Jet35sp3.exe, was updated on September 1, 1998. You can now use Jetcomp.exe on secured databases and databases that have a database password. Jet35sp3.exe now includes Jet 3.52 (MSjt4jlt.dll). Jet 3.52 only works with Jet's OLE DB provider and/or ADO going to Jet data via the Jet OLE DB provider. For additional information, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
The user interface of JetComp.exe is in English only and is not supported by Microsoft Product Support Services. However, JetComp.exe can be used to compact databases in any language supported by the Microsoft Jet database engine. Jetcomp.exe is a freely distributable utility, but requires that you have one of the following products installed:
- Microsoft Office 97
- Microsoft Access 97
- Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0
- A Microsoft Office Developer Edition 97 run-time application that includes the run-time version of Microsoft Access 97
- A Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0 run-time application that includes Microsoft Jet database engine 3.5
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Note Jet35sp3.exe was updated on October 11, 1999. If you previously installed this update and would like to use the stricter security control provided in the updated Mstext35.dll, run the installed Mstext35.reg file. To run the Mstext35.reg file, locate the file on your system, and then double-click it.
The current release of Jet 3.5 SP3 contains the following files:
|File name||File version||File size|
The Jet35SP3.doc file is also included. This file explains the installation instructions for the update and additional information about the improved Compact utility.
How to determine the current service pack level for Jet 3.5Use the following steps to determine the Jet 3.5 service pack level that is currently installed on your computer.
Note Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.
- On the Start menu, click Search.
- In the Search Results pane under Search Companion, click All files and folders.
- In the All or part of the file name box, type msjet35.dll, and then click Search.
- In the list of files, right-click the msjet35.dll file located in the Windows\System32 (or Windows\System) folder, and then click Properties.
- Click the Version tab, and then use the following table to determine the current Jet 4.0 service pack level:
|Msjet35.dll Version||Jet 3.5 Service Pack Level|
|3.51.2723.0||Service Pack 2 (SP2)|
|3.51.3203.0||Service Pack 3 (SP3)|
|3.51.3328.0||Service Pack 3 (SP3) with enhanced security|
How to install the Jet 3.5 UpdateJet35SP3.exe is a self expanding archive that will expand the DLL files into the Windows\System folder. To completely install the Jet 3.5 Update, follow these steps:
- Make sure that you have Service Release 2 of Access or of Office 97. To determine whether you have Service Release 2 of Access or of Office 97, follow these steps:
- Start Microsoft Access 97, and then click Cancel when you are prompted to open a database.
- On the Help menu, click About Microsoft Access.
The Service Release version is listed directly below the product name and above the copyright information. If this line says
SR-1 or is missing completely, you must obtain the Service Release 2 update from Tools on the Web that is described in the "Summary" section of this article.
- Download Jet35SP3.exe to any folder on your hard disk.
- In Windows Explorer, double-click Jet35SP3.exe.
|File name||File version||File size|
For information about existing problems that may be resolved by the updated version of Microsoft Jet, please read the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
170779 Inconsistent behavior with multiple-field primary key
160893 Querying linked SQL Server tables may cause error
158933 Error message: "<Database Name> isn't an index in this table"
178650 Dual processor computer hangs when running query
191916 ACC97: No common point to synchronize replicas after year 2000
191743 ACC97: "2004: Out of Memory" error when running query
191883 ACC: Data changes are saved to the incorrect record
221478 ACC97: QBE grid and property sheet save date values as string
225353 ACC97: Error exporting access table or query to existing Excel file with chart sheet
225422 ACC97: Outer join returns wrong records with ODBC tables vs. local tables
225351 ACC97: "File already in use" error opening linked table on read-only source after SR-2 Update applied
227259 ACC97: "Ambiguous column naming in select list" in an outer join with linked ORACLE table
227413 ACC97: "ODBC Call Failed" error sorting on field in a linked DB2 table
Article ID: 172733 - Last Review: Sep 11, 2012 - Revision: 1