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MDAC on Windows 2000

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Leigh Ravenhall

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Posted 12 February 2001 - 06:26

The install I am creating requires me to install some files which ISWI identifies as part of the MDAC merge module.

I have downloaded the MDAC 2.6 RTM from microsoft.  Is this executable the only way to install the MDAC.  Is there a merge module that can be added to my setup?




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Posted 21 February 2001 - 16:29

Wise Installer for Windows has a Merge Module for MDAC.  I'm not sure if it's available for download from their website or not though.


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Posted 21 February 2001 - 18:43

I was under the impression that MDAC was part of a base Win2K.  What files does ISWI allege you need on a Win2K machine from the MDAC?

Stefan Krueger

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Posted 21 February 2001 - 21:24

Leigh Ravenhall:
There are MDAC merge modules from Wise and InstallShield, but as far as I know they install version 2.5 (i.e. do nothing on Win2k)
There are various other methods to install MDAC (use wrapper.exe or call mdac_typ.exe as custom action). They are described here on InstallSite under Windows Installer -> Tools & Tips -> Installing MDAC and DCOM

MDAC 2.5 is part of Win2k. But Leigh may want to target other platforms (like NT4 or Win95/98), too (although the toic title only mentions Win2k). In this case, MDAC needs to be installed.