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Old February 11th, 2004, 08:14 AM
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Can anyone tell me what the licensing for Access Runtime is? And if there are are limitations to using this for end-users accessing my databases.
 
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 Can anyone tell me what the licensing for Access Runtime is? And if there are are limitations to using this for end-users accessing my databases.
 Access Runtime is for anyone not having Access on his/her computer who needs to open an Access Database. As far as I know, it's free for all who need it. You have to go to http://www.microsoft.com to download it. I would give you a more exact URL for it, but for the life of me, I cannot find it anywhere and their search feature is useless... perhaps someone can point Ben to the exact download URL for it.



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Old February 11th, 2004, 05:07 PM
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It is not free to download. You can purchase it and it is around $800.00.
What it does is it allow you to create a distributable version of your app, which can be installed on computers that do not have access installed.

There are no limitations on what you can includein you app as far as I know.

Do a search on the web for someone asked this same question last week on this forum.



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check this site

http://www.accessvba.com/showthread....5&threadid=259



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Whoa there, Sal! Are you mixing up two things: Access for Developers program that allows you to distribute your database as a pseudo-executable and gives users Access runtime to boot vs. just only Access runtime by itself? It was my impression Access runtime by itself is free and that the developer's tool is pricey. If you're correct, why would anyone deal with runtime when they should just buy regular ol' Microsoft Access for that money?!

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Greg, The MS Office Developer Edition allows a developer to distribute a royalty free access database application to as many users as the developers want and the users do not need anything more than Windows.
A company can pay 800 dollars for the developer edition and have the complete company using the royalty free access apps. I have used this in the past.

Am I missing something?



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Check this out.

http://www.developer.com/tech/article.php/721181



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quote:Gregory wrote: "why would anyone deal with runtime when they should just buy regular ol' Microsoft Access for that money?!"


As a developer for a software company, I can say we package our software and distribute as a runtime so our clients do not have to have Access. Our clients are not in-house, but many are Fortune 100 & Fortune 500 companies, and even the mom & pop shop that isn't extravagant on what is loaded on the pcs. There are many out there that don't have office installs.

Distributing our app this way alleviates the need of telling them they need to have Access loaded on the client *and* when we deploy it with a runtime switch (which anyone can do on a full install), it allows us to use our custom menubars and does not give them access to the backend, unless they are savvy with Access and can figure it out on their own. In which case it doesn't really matter because we use a lot of security and lock things down. But that's another subject altogether...

Hope this helps shed some light on the subject!

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Am I missing something?
Actually, I was asking the same thing about myself! My question is are you mixing up the cost of Access for Developers and Runtime Access by itself?

Access for Developers costs $800. With it comes Runtime Access (free) which can be distributed to your users (for free) so they can use your database. Your users should be able to either accept Runtime Access from you (for free), or download it by themselves (for free). They're not using Developer ($800), YOU are. They're just using Runtime (Free).

It's like the Word Doc viewer or the PowerPoint Slide viewer. They're both free. You cannot do anything with them but view the Office product. Same with Runtime. At least that's how I thought it worked.


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According to my licence you can only distribute runtime files if you have bought a developer's copy of Access which comes with the appropriate files and deployment tools. However this is for Access 97 and things may have changed recently.

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