Frequently Asked Technical Support Questions
Total Access Startup 2010
supports Microsoft Access 2010 (32-bit and 64-bit versions), 2007, 2003, 2002, 2000, 97, and 95 (versions
14, 12, 11,
10, 9, 8, and 7 respectively). Total Access Startup is the best way to make
sure that all users run the correct version of your database, in the correct
version of Microsoft Access.
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Each Database Administrator that installs Total Access
Startup and/or applies its functionality to databases needs his or her own
license of Total Access Startup.
A single license of Total Access Startup allows the
registered user to create shortcuts for an unlimited number of databases,
and distribute the shortcuts to an unlimited number of users across a
network (allowing network users to launch the correct version of your
database in the correct version of Microsoft Access).
Total Access Startup also includes a free runtime distribution
option that allows you to distribute a subset of the product's functionality
with your applications. See the
Runtime License FAQ
below for details.
For more information, refer to the
Total Access Startup offers a free runtime distribution
option. The Redistributable Launcher (TASLnch.exe) ensures that users who
are not connected to your network, launch your application with the correct
version of Microsoft Access. Like the regular program, you can specify a
specific Access version, or a range of Access versions and whether to start
from the newest to oldest or vice versa. If the Access version isn't
installed, your message telling them about the problem and next steps
The Redistributable Launcher
does not support deploying database updates, since the user is disconnected
from your network.
The Runtime License gives you the non-exclusive,
royalty-free right to incorporate Total Access Startup in your applications,
Each developer using the SOFTWARE owns a Runtime
Your application adds substantial value to the SOFTWARE
and is not a standalone launcher program.
Your application does not attempt to replicate the
interactive user interface of the SOFTWARE.
Your application is not a freeware or shareware product.
You only distribute the Redistributable Launcher and no other files of
Distribution is subject to the terms of the
For standard Microsoft Access Jet databases (MDBs and ACCDBs), Total Access Startup uses a
field to determine if the userís local copy is up-to-date with the "master"
copy of the database. Simply create a "Version" table in your database with
a field to store the version information. You can even make this table
hidden, so your users don't inadvertently modify it.
For Access Data Projects (ADPs), create a custom property for your version information.
Creating a custom property is as simple as right-clicking on the ADP in
Windows Explorer and opening the Properties dialog to the Version tab. Then
just add a new property named "TASVersion" and set the value. That's it!
When you update your application, simply increment the version number in
the master database, and all your users are automatically updated the next time
they open it.
The Total Access Startup help file includes complete details about
preparing your database or ADP for use with Total Access Startup.
Total Access Startup 2010 supports ADPs. This was added in
the previous version which also included these enhancements
Access Startup 2007 (version 12.0). See the
previous FAQ for information about preparing ADPs for Total Access