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MDAC 2.7 and Windows Server 2003

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 18:25


I have recently been tasked with moving legacy applications (written in VB 6) that have to be migrated from windows server 2K to windows 2003.

My superiors tell me that we MUST use MDAC 2.7 because the VB 6 applications are very old and use office 97 (no chance for upgrade because they will break - they will eventually be supplanted by .net applications) Also, if these legacy apps use 2.8 they will break as well.

I know that Windows Server 2003 automatically comes with MDAC 2.8 and there is no way to uninstall it (is there?).
But is it possible to install MDAC 2.7 (parallel to 2.8) and force our applications to use the 2.7 version?

Or do we have to stick with windows 2k if we HAVE to user MDAC 2.7 ???

Thanks in advance...

Edited by madyooper, 21 July 2009 - 18:40.

Stefan Krueger

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 17:41

I'm pretty sure that you cannot install multiple MDAC versions side by side. The 2.7 installer will refuse to install if a newer version is already present.
And if MDAC 2.8 is part of the operating system you cannot uninstall it.