Updates for Total Access Startup 2016, Version 16.0

The latest update for Total Access Startup 2016 is:

16.00.0033 (released May 1, 2017)

This update is available free of charge to owners of Total Access Startup 2016.

Notification and download instructions for receiving the patch were emailed to registered owners. If you did not receive instructions, please contact us so we can update your information.

Update History

Special Handling for Autoexec Macro

If your database has an autoexec macro it will run when the database is opened. The Administrator program was adding the Autoexec macro into the settings file whether you selected it or not. The launcher would then use it, which could cause the autoexec macro to run twice. This is now fixed.

Run the Administrator Program on Machines without Microsoft Access Installed

Total Access Startup no longer requires Access to be installed on the machine where you install the Administrator program. You specify the launch settings from the Administrator program and can deploy it to other users to run your application.

User Manual and Help File Updated

There was an error in the user manual and help file documentation on the %PROFILE% syntax. This now correctly points to the C:\Users\USERNAME folder.


  • Uninstall your current version and install the new one

This update includes the following fixes and enhancements:

Launcher Supports Windows XP

The original release of Total Access Startup 2016 included launcher files which could not run in Windows XP or earlier. This would not be an issue for the more recent versions of Microsoft Access/Office, but if you are supporting older versions, this may be critical.

The affected files are the ones you use to launch your Access application:

  • TAStart.exe
  • TAStart64.exe
  • TASLnch.exe
  • TASLnch64.exe

No changes were made to the Administrator program or the settings files.

If you deployed Total Access Startup to people who may be using Windows XP or earlier, replace the respective TAStart.exe and TASLnch.exe files with the new copies in your installation folder.

The original release was Version 16.00.0027 on April 21, 2016

Total Access Startup Manual and CD

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New Features

Supports Microsoft Office 365/Access 2021, 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002, 97, and 95

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