Starting with Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC)
version 2.6, MDAC no longer contains Jet components. In other words, MDAC versions 2.6
and later do not include Microsoft Jet, Microsoft Jet OLE DB Provider, and the
ODBC Desktop Database Drivers.
How to install the Jet 4.0 components
For more information about how to install the latest Jet 4.0 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to obtain the latest service pack for the Microsoft Jet 4.0 Database Engine
If you are installing MDAC 2.6 or later, and you want to install the Jet components, follow the instructions in article 239114 to download a redistributable version of Jet 4.0 Service Pack 8 (SP8). This is a complete set of Jet 4.0 components for Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98, and Microsoft Windows NT version 4.0, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000, and Microsoft Windows Server 2003.
To install the Jet 4.0 components, follow these steps:
- Download MDAC 2.6 or later, and then download the redistributable Jet 4.0 Service Pack 8 from article 239114.
- In Windows Explorer, double-click the Mdac_typ.exe file that you downloaded in step 1 to start the MDAC setup.
- Restart your computer.
- In Windows Explorer, double-click the redistributable Jet 4.0 Service Pack 8 that you downloaded in step 1 to start the Jet 4.0 Setup.
- Restart your computer.
The computer now has the Jet 4.0 SP8 components. The ODBC Desktop Drivers and Visual FoxPro ODBC
driver, that are no longer included with MDAC 2.6, are included with the Microsoft
Windows 2000 operating system that contains MDAC 2.5. Microsoft Windows
Millennium Edition (Me) is also included with MDAC 2.5.
XP also contains the ODBC Desktop Drivers and Visual FoxPro Driver. For
Microsoft Windows NT, Microsoft Windows 95, and Microsoft Windows 98, you must install MDAC 2.5 or an earlier version to obtain these drivers.
These ODBC Desktop
Drivers and Visual FoxPro ODBC driver are also included with Microsoft Office 2000 and
Microsoft Office XP. To download the Visual FoxPro ODBC driver, visit the following Web site:
"The MDAC 2.5 Stack and Windows File Protection" white
paper contains a full list of the components that are included with MDAC 2.5,
together with a discussion of Windows File Protection. See this white paper
for more information about the Jet dynamic-link libraries (DLLs) that are included
in MDAC 2.5 and that are no longer a part of MDAC 2.6 and later: