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I had a customer that just couldn't get MDAC to work under XP. Reinstalling XP SP3 didn't work. Microsoft doesn't make anything available to reinstall MDAC individually. So it's a complete nightmare to fix it. Luckily, I was able to solve the issue with these steps: 1. Click Start > Run and type %windir%\inf and click OK. 2. Right-click mdac.inf and select Install. This is where the nightmare started for me. I didn't have any of the files below. I had to copy the OLE DB, msadc, Ole DB and Binaries folders from another computer and place them in the C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\ folder. If you are missing the servicepackfiles folder, you will have it after you reinstall XP Service Pack 3. You can also just extract the files from the SP3 file by using the windowsxpkb936929-sp3-x86-enu.exe ­x command. 3. When prompted for each of the following files, try to browse and locate them in the directories specified. ­ C:\Windows\servicepackfiles\i386 handler.reg ­ C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\msadc MDACRdMe.htm ­ C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\Ado. I had to rename MDACReadme.htm to MDACRdMe.htm first. ­ C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\Ole DB mssoap1.dll ­ C:\Program Files\Common Files\MSSoap\Binaries mssoapr.dll ­ C:\Program Files\Common Files\MSSoap\Binaries After all these steps, MDAC was working again. This article was adapted from the article How to Repair MDAC 2.8 Under Windows XP with SP2 Installed. They also have a pretty useful MDAC repair tool, although it didn't work for me in this case.

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1. by Japie Die Skapie, on July 16 2009 @ 11:07 pm Thanks, this saved us a lot of time. The only thing that I had to change was the one path : mssoapr.dll ­ "C:\Program Files\Common Files\MSSoap\Binaries\Resources\1033 and you should also mention that you need to restart the computer for it to start working again. Thanks again.

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2. by Joe, on July 17 2009 @ 9:29 am this is awesome .. fixed an Access issue

3. by DN, on September 15 2009 @ 9:36 am THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! This solution just saved the day! My user started getting the following error after logging in to an Access 2000 database: The expression On Click you entered as the event property setting produced the following error: License information for this component not found. You do not have an appropriate license to use this functionality in the design environment. * The expression may not result in the name of a macro, the name of a user-defined function, or [Event Procedure]. * There may have been an error evaluating the function, event, or macro. Your solution fixed the problem!!! (Sidenote: I too had to change the path for mssoapr.dll ­ "C:\Program Files\Common Files\MSSoap\Binaries\Resources\1033) 4. by sergio, on September 16 2009 @ 8:18 am exelent!!! thanks 5. by Vigilance, on October 4 2009 @ 9:54 am YOU THA MAN/WOMAN, THAN YOU VERY MUCH. Saved me having to reinstall the whole operating system again.Don't know why it corrupted though, if you know post it, pls. 6. by Melelen, on October 16 2009 @ 5:50 am Your information was very helpfull!! Thankss!! =) 7. by mahdi, on November 28 2009 @ 4:13 am it was the right solution, really, so tanx 8. by Rahul, on December 23 2009 @ 10:15 pm I tried something differnt i have XP SP3 CD , I just run the above mentioned mdac.inf and then Giveen only one path G:\I386 folder , Thats work for me , I needed MDAC for load runner, Thanks a ton for your help. It really saves lots of time for me Comment RSS · TrackBack URI

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