How can I reinstall MDAC on XP SP2?

Last Post 02 Mar 2005 08:20 AM by mvander115. 2 Replies.
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mvander115
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02 Mar 2005 06:13 AM
I am getting an error on a few SP2 machines. The error is:

Project 1: 3706 ADODB.connection. Provider cannot be found. It may not be properly installed.

In the past when I have gotten this error I would simply reinstall MDAC and everything would function properly, however I don't know of a way to reinstall MDAC on a SP2 system. Systems that were not preinstalled with SP2 I can uninstall SP2 apply MDAC2.8 and reinstall SP2 and that has resolved the issue. I need to find a way to reinstall MDAC on the SP2 machines that were preloaded with SP2 on them.

THank you for any help,
Matt
mvander115
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02 Mar 2005 07:02 AM
You cannot just reinstall MDAC on a SP2 machine, if you try you will recieve an error message like this:

MDAC 2.8 RTM is incompatible with this version of Windows. All of its features are currently part of Windows.

That is my problem
mvander115
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02 Mar 2005 08:20 AM
It actually does, it is version 2.81.
I found this resolusion in another thead on another forum:

OK, how to repair a copy of MDAC 2.8 on WinXP with SP2 installed

first, locate the mdac.inf file in c:\windows\inf right click and
install
when prompted for a location, point to
c:\windows\servicepackfiles\i386 then when promtpet for the XPcd,
either load the cd or point to c:\i386

hey presto, this reinstalls / repairs MDAC 2.8

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