MDAC-MS Access – Deprecated Jet Engine


– Starting with MDAC 2.6 Jet is no longer shipped as a part of MDAC.

– MDAC 2.5 SP2 had complete install of Jet Components. Recommended to upgrade to 2.6 or higher from this version.

– How to acquire Jet Components:

239114 How to obtain the latest service pack for the Microsoft Jet 4.0 Database
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=239114

– Versions prior to 2.6 shipped Jet engine msjet40.dll, and MS Access ODBC Driver (Jet Interface) odbcjt32.dll

– Installing latest MDAC may be perceived as a remedy to allow client machines to connect to a Jet database

– Bad MDAC installations may cause problems creating DSN’s or initialising Jet Provider.

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