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  • I want to install the Access 2010 runtime on a Terminal Server, running Windows Server 2003.  The server already has Access 2003 - full version - installed.  I want to migrate the Access product that is using 2003 full version, to the Access 2010 runtime.  Will this work?

    Thanks in advance for your help.


    Monday, February 18, 2013 5:58 PM


  • Hi BillT,

    Welcome to the MSDN forum.

    Please have a look at this KB:

    How to run multiple versions of Office on one computer

    Although Microsoft does not recommend it, it is possible to install and use more than one version of Office on a single computer ...  If you want to install and use more than one version of Office on the same computer, you should install the earliest version first. 

    Also, please refer to this thread, which mentions about some tips when Access 2003 and Access 2010 runtime installed on the same computer, without a VM.

    installed access runtime 2010 and now 2003 and 2010 database just flashes on screen 


    Create two .cmd files:

    "c:\program files\microsoft office\office11\msaccess.exe" /regserver

    "c:\program files\microsoft office\office14\msaccess.exe" /regserver

    Run the appropriate one before starting that version of Access.

    Unfortunately, the way this works is the LAST version of access that runs is the one that will run next time if just click on an mdb or accDB file.
    Remember installing two versions of access (including the runtime) is the same issue and the the issues of problems are also compatible with the runtime.
    So, you are running two versions of Access and the problems of doing this are same for runtime or full edition.

    So, Saberman's suggestion to use a full shortcut is one solution that will force a swtich.
    You can also to switch back to 2003 by simply launching access 2003. If you had the full edition of 2010, then you could switch back to 2010 by launching 2010.
    In both cases, you will get this annoying "access installing" message each time you switch.
    It is also not recommended to run two different versions at the same time.

    Hope it helps.

    Yoyo Jiang[MSFT]
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    • Marked as answer by Dummy yoyo Thursday, February 28, 2013 9:43 AM
    Wednesday, February 20, 2013 2:28 AM