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Alternatives for Access Runtime in XP Office

I have Access 97 deployed to runtime only users. I'm told there is no Access Runtime in XP Office. What are my alternatives? I do not want the runtime users to be able to modify my Access mdb.
There does in fact appear to be an Access 2002 Runtime; an update for it is available here, for instance: http://www.microsoft.com/office/ork/xp/journ/art1001.htm. If you are thinking about using Access 97 databases with the Access 2002 runtime, the database can be converted to Access 2002 and still preserve all of its original functionality.
This was first published in November 2003

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