MOD2000: MDAC_Type.exe Is Started Automatically When You Install a Run-Time Package

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This article applies to a Microsoft Access database (.mdb) and to a Microsoft Access project (.adp).

If you select MDAC_Type.exe as one of the files to be included in your run-time package, MDAC_Type.exe will automatically begin execution when you install your run-time package on the target computers.
Do not include the MDAC_Type.exe file unless you need the Data Connectivity provided by the Microsoft Data Access Components.For additional information about including MDAC components, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
230468 MOD2000: Some Data Access Files Cause "Missing Dependency Information" Dialog Box to Open During Package and Deployment Wizard
This is behavior is by design.
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Steps to Reproduce the Behavior

  1. Start Access, and then open the sample database Northwind.mdb.
  2. Press ALT+F11 to open the Visual Basic Editor.
  3. On the Add-ins menu, click Package and Deployment Wizard.
  4. Click Package, and then click Next until you see the Included Files page. Accept all the defaults.
  5. Click Add, and then find the MDAC_type.exe file. Typically this file is located in Program Files\Microsoft Office\ODETOOLS\V9\PDWizard\Redist folder.
  6. Click Next and accept all the defaults until you see the Finish page.
  7. Run Setup for the newly created package on the target computer.Notice that during Setup, the MDAC_type.exe file is started and is installed.
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Article ID: 236528 - Last Review: 10/26/2013 04:27:00 - Revision: 3.0

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