Total Access Startup

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Microsoft Access 2016New Features in Total Access Startup 2016

Total Access Startup 2016 (Version 16.0) lets you centrally manage and guarantee that all your users always launch the right version of Microsoft Access with the right version of your Access database (ACCDB, MDB, or ADP).

Total Access Startup 2016 is its fourth major release:

Supports Microsoft Office Access 2016 and 2013, 32 and 64 bit Versions

Total Access Startup 2016 supports launching your MS Access databases using Microsoft Access 2016 or 2013 while controlling for the bitness version of Access. You can specify whether users run the Access 32-bit version, 64-bit version, or either. Because of the significant differences between the 32 and 64 bit versions, your application may only run one or the other. With Total Access Startup you can prevent your users from launching it with the wrong version.

Supports All Multiple Access Database Formats

Support remains for all Access database formats including:

  • Microsoft Access 2007-2016 ACCDB formats
  • Microsoft Access MDB formats
  • Access Data Projects (ADPs)

New Tabbed Interface for the Administrator Wizard

The Administrator program is redesigned with a tabbed interface rather than a series of separate Wizard pages. The options are reorganized from the previous Wizard pages into more logically organized tabs. Easily move between tabs to see all your settings.

Total Access Startup Settings File
File Tab: Specify the name of the INI file to store your selections

Master Access Database and Security Settings
Master Database Tab: Set the master database name and its security settings

Microsoft Access Version and Bitness to Launch
Access Version Tab: Specify the primary Access version and bitness, plus optional range of additional versions

Copy the Microsoft Access Database to Each PC or run it directly from the network
Launch Tab: Specify whether to deploy the database to each PC and how to start Access

For local deployments, specify how it's copied
Local Deployment: Specify optional setup programs for initial deployment and updates, and how to determine updated versions

Add a splash screen graphic or dialog while the Microsoft Access database loads
Splash Screen Tab: While loading, specify the graphic file to display or text in a dialog box

Customize contact info for users
Exception Tab: Customize the title bar and contact information/message for your users if they can't launch your database

Set a Specific Range of Access Versions

Total Access Startup 2016 lets you specify a primary Access version and the range of additional versions. For instance, you can specify Microsoft Access 2016 down to Access 2007. If the user has Access 2016 installed, it is launched. If not, it tries to find Access 2013, then Access 2010, and finally Access 2007. If the last Access version isn't installed, a message for a missing Access version is displayed and the database is not launched.

Specify the Microsoft Access Versions that can run your database
Specify the Primary Microsoft Access Version and Optional Range of Additional Versions

This lets you support users with the latest version of Access immediately and those who haven't migrated. Of course, your database must support all the versions you specify.

Conversely, you can specify an older Access version and any later versions and it will work in reverse.

Display a Splash Screen graphic file when your Microsoft Access Database LoadsAdd a Splash Screen when Your Program Loads

You can now specify a graphic file that appears while your program and Access loads to give it a very professional look:

Create and display your own graphic file in BMP, GIF, JPG, and PNG formats. It can also replace the Microsoft Access splash screen from being shown to your users.

Enhanced Splash Screen Dialog

If you opt not to display your own splash screen graphic file, the legacy startup dialog is enhanced to be larger and easier to read.

Create the Shortcut with Icons from the Icon Library

When creating the shortcut, you can now add a custom icon. An Icon Library with over 1,150 icons are included to customize your shortcut.

Create a Windows Shortcut for your users to Launch Your Microsoft Access Database
Create Shortcut Form

Customize and Localize Error Messages

The Total Access Startup Launcher traps errors that prevent users from starting your database. All the error messages can be customized. Modify our text if you donít like our wording or translate them from English to your usersí language. A Localize.ini file is in the installation folder. Modify it and include it in the deployment folder with your shortcut.

Support New Operating Systems

Total Access Startup 2016 supports Windows 10, 8, and 7, along with older Windows versions including XP, Vista, 2000, 98, 95, etc. Total Access Startup 2016 supports all operating systems that work with Microsoft Access.

Additional Documentation

Includes a new help file and manual.