Microsoft will end all support for Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and MDAC 2.8 according to the policies that are defined by the Microsoft Support Lifecycle.
MDAC 2.7 SP1 was included with Windows XP SP1, Microsoft SQL Server 2000 SP3, and Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003. Support for MDAC 2.7 SP1 ended on July 10, 2007 when support for SQL Server 2000 SP3 ended.
MDAC 2.8 was included with Windows Server 2003. Support for MDAC 2.8 ended on April 10, 2007.
To continue receiving updates and support for MDAC, we recommend that you upgrade to MDAC 2.8 SP1 or a later version.
For Windows Server 2000 SP4 users, we recommend that you upgrade to the latest release, MDAC 2.8 SP1.
For Windows Server 2003 users, we recommend that you upgrade to the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003. This includes an upgrade of MDAC to MDAC 2.8 SP2. There is no redistributable installer for this version of MDAC.
For Windows XP users, we recommend that you upgrade to the latest service pack, Windows XP SP3.
Note The redistributable installer for MDAC 2.8 SP1 installs the same Data Access components as Windows XP SP2. This upgrade is intended only for customers who are using operating systems that are earlier than Windows XP.
For more information about the Microsoft Support Lifecycle, visit the following Microsoft Web site: