Microsoft Data Access Component Checker

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

ODBC and OLE can be a nightmare. Exactly what version of driver (and there are lots of components to MDAC) is installed? Is there some file missing or at different levels? Microsoft has released the MDAC Component Checker tool which is designed to help you determine what version is installed and to diagnose installation issues with the Microsoft Data Access Components. Component Checker runs under Win9x, NT 4.0 and W2K and
  • Identifies the current MDAC installation on a computer.
  • Creates reports about the files identified for the current MDAC installation including registry details.
  • Removes the current MDAC installation (if you chose) after listing .dll conflicts and identifying programs that reference a given .dll.
Component Checker takes a snapshot and you can use it to check for changes since the snapshot. You can also check for differences against a specific version of MDAC.

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