New 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.
File Tab: Specify the name of the INI file to store your selections
Master Database Tab: Set the master database name and its security settings
Access Version Tab: Specify the primary Access version and bitness, plus optional range of additional versions
Launch Tab: Specify whether to deploy the database to each PC and how to start Access
Local Deployment: Specify optional setup programs for initial deployment and updates, and how to determine updated versions
Splash Screen Tab: While loading, specify the graphic file to display or text in a dialog box
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 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.
Add 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 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, Windows Server 2012 R2 and 2016, along with older Windows versions including XP, Vista, 2000, 98, 95, Server 2008, etc.
Total Access Startup 2016 supports all operating systems that work with Microsoft Access.
Includes a new help file and manual.