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  • Question

  • Hi,

    is it necessary to get Access 2003 Developer Extensions to distribute a .Net application using a MS-Access database?

    I don't need any runtime fonctionnality because the business logique and data processing is entirely in the .net application.  The database contain only data, and I don't need runtime on the client to exploit the MDB file.

    Can I deployed the Access database without Access runtime licence??

    Jeff
    Thursday, June 1, 2006 6:34 PM

Answers

  • Developers have always been able to work with mdb's through Jet directly. You can download Jet and work with that. Know, however, that Jet is legacy in and of itself.

    If you are working with data in this way, it is recommended that you use MSDE or full-blown MS SQL Server. MSDE is more the way to go. You can then use the managed provider and away you go.

    Downloads are here:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/data/prev/downloads/updates/

    Also, learn more about data access generally here:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/data/

    John.

    Thursday, June 1, 2006 7:50 PM

All replies

  • Developers have always been able to work with mdb's through Jet directly. You can download Jet and work with that. Know, however, that Jet is legacy in and of itself.

    If you are working with data in this way, it is recommended that you use MSDE or full-blown MS SQL Server. MSDE is more the way to go. You can then use the managed provider and away you go.

    Downloads are here:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/data/prev/downloads/updates/

    Also, learn more about data access generally here:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/data/

    John.

    Thursday, June 1, 2006 7:50 PM
  • my question is not about an implementation concern but about licence software concern.
    Is it necessary to get the Access 2003 Developer Extentions to distribute an MS-Access database with a DotNet application?
    If I don't have the Access 2003 Developer Extentions, can I distribute an Access database (or is it not legal)?

    Thursday, June 1, 2006 8:07 PM
  • Yes you can distribute an MS-Access database with a DotNet application
    and not need Developer Extentions. as long as you are just using it for the back-end.
    Saturday, December 26, 2009 2:34 AM