ACC2: Cannot Run Setup for Solutions Pack on Workstation

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On a computer running a network installation of Microsoft Access version2.0, running Setup for the Microsoft Access Solutions Pack version 1.0results in the following message:
   Setup could not find Microsoft Access version 2.0 installed locally   on your system. Please install Microsoft Access version 2.0 before   installing this application.				
The Microsoft Access Solutions Pack requires that Microsoft Access beinstalled on the local computer and will not accept a network locationfor the Microsoft Access directory.

The same message occurs if the Solutions Pack setup cannot findMSACC20.INI.
If the MSACC20.INI file is missing, either recreate the MSACC20.INI filemanually or reinstall Access 2.0 to recreate it. Then run the SolutionsPack setup again.

Otherwise, either install Microsoft Access 2.0 locally on the computer,or use the following steps to force Setup to believe that MicrosoftAccess is installed locally.

NOTE: The technique documented in this article does not work if you arerunning on a computer that does not have a local hard drive. Also, thistechnique does not work for the ADT. Access MUST be installed on a localhard disk to install the ADT and run the Setup wizard.

  1. On the local hard drive, create a directory called ACC20 that you will cause Setup to believe is the local Microsoft Access directory.
  2. In the directory that you created in step 1, create a file called UTILITY.MDA. You can create the empty file with any text editor (such as Windows Notepad).
  3. In your local Windows directory, rename the MSACC20.INI file to MSACC20.OLD.
  4. Using any text editor (such as Windows Notepad) create a file containing the following lines:
          [Options]      UtilityDB=C:\ACC20\UTILITY.MDA						

    Save the file in your local Windows directory as MSACC20.INI. You should now be able to run Setup successfully for the Microsoft Access Solutions Pack.
  5. Once Setup is finished, delete the MSACC20.INI file in your local Windows directory. Rename the MSACC20.OLD file that you created in step 3 to MSACC20.INI.
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Article ID: 114878 - Last Review: 12/28/2014 02:43:28 - Revision: 1.0

Microsoft Access 2.0 Standard Edition, Microsoft Access Solutions Pack 1.0

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