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Microsoft please provide a nuget package for the Access Database Engine Redistributable RRS feed

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  • Please please please MS do give us the ado.net provider for accessing MS Access (or other Office) files, without the need to install the damn stuff manually (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=54920) !!

    How are we programmers supposed to deploy code that depends on this redist if it has to be installed in such an old fashioned way on every last server the program will be deployed to ? Come on guys, everything is nugetized these days but we are still stuck with this....

    Thursday, November 30, 2017 8:39 AM

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  • Hi AGRIDEA Development,

    Thanks for posting here.

    >>How are we programmers supposed to deploy code that depends on this redist if it has to be installed in such an old fashioned way on every last server the program will be deployed to ?

    As your requirement, I would suggest that you could post a feedback on the following link. Then post your feedback on here, and I will vote up it.

    https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/CreateFeedback.aspx

    Best regards,

    Zhanglong Wu


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    Friday, December 1, 2017 1:32 AM
  • Interesting idea, but it's an Office component managed by the Microsoft Office team and installing it through Visual Studio will impact an Office installation. I would much prefer that they get their heads together with the Visual Studio team and develop a native .NET provider for Microsoft Access. That would certainly address the 32/64 bit issue that is an ongoing problem for applications that use a Microsoft Access database.

    Paul ~~~~ Microsoft MVP (Visual Basic)

    Friday, December 1, 2017 1:33 PM
  • I know this is old but Chocolatey has created a package for this: https://chocolatey.org/packages/made2010

    If you already distribute your software using Chocolatey, then you're in luck.  Just add this as a dependency and it will get installed with your software. 

    If not, you could crack open their installer and integrate it into your own.  All it does (I assume) is download the MSI from the manual link and runs it silently.  

    I agree, NuGet would be easier.  But this is part of the way to what you're looking for.

    Monday, November 9, 2020 4:37 PM