MDAC_TYPE and ADO
I am utilizing an ADO connection to connect to an Access 2002 database.
All Windows versions since Windows 98 SE come with versions of MDAC that can be used with Access (98SE has MDAC version 2.1). If you want to support the original Windows 98 then you should distribute the full MDAC_TYP.EXE with it. If you do so then note that you should distribute one of the "old" versions of MDAC_TYP.EXE, that also include Jet. The newer ones don't contain Jet.
Are you certain that the old versions of MDAC support ADO? I didn't think they did (DAO, ODBC, but not ADO)
MDAC was the consolidation of their data access APIs into a single package. Yes, it has always included ADO.
Brad Wilson (dotnetguy.techieswithcats.com)
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