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  • MDAC not installing... help?

    hi all,

    quick/easy question probably. i have an app that requires the MDAC runtime module. i tried installing it using setup factory on a clean win98 machine that does NOT have any MDAC stuff. why doesn't the setup realize that MDAC needs to be installed? it never installs the MDAC stuff. i have both the DCOM and MDAC runtime modules CHECKED in the runtime modules section. can someone tell me what i'm doing wrong?

    thanks much. i'm lost.

  • #2
    Re: MDAC not installing... help?


    The first thing you should do is only check the MDAC runtime support module; it will install DCOM for you if the computer needs it.

    Now in order for the MDAC runtime to work, the computer needs to have a version of MDAC less then 2.61.7326.6 and a version if Internet Explorer greater then 4.72.3612.1713.

    What is probably happening in this case is version of Internet Explorer is too for the module to work.

    MSI Factory The Next Generation Intelligent Setup Builder


    • #3
      Re: MDAC not installing... help?

      thank you for your helpful (and prompt) reply. that was the reason. i've added a bit of code to check the version of ie and prompted the user to install a higher version first. this is an acceptable solution in my books. thanks again.