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Sequence an MDE file RRS feed

  • Question

  • If you want to deploy an MDE file, do you need to sequence Access as well?  I am thinking it would be just a file in a folder on the Q: drive and a link to the file.

    Also, the folder would need to be flagged as user data, as the user would need write access to the file ?  Anyone have any experience or comments on this?

    Thanks

    Thursday, May 5, 2011 5:23 PM

Answers

  • No need to sequence Access *most likely* if you bring it (the local instance) in as a shortcut/OSD to the MDE package.
    Steve Thomas, SSEE, Microsoft
    App-V/MED-V/SCVMM/SCCM/AppCompat
    http://madvirtualizer.wordpress.com/
    The App-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/appv/
    The MED-V Team Blog: http://blogs.technet.com/medv
    The SCVMM Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/scvmm/

    “This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. User assumes all risks.”
    • Proposed as answer by znack Monday, May 9, 2011 9:04 AM
    • Marked as answer by Aaron.ParkerModerator Saturday, November 17, 2012 3:48 PM
    Thursday, May 5, 2011 11:04 PM
  • In the past we've sequenced either Access or the Access Runtime as a generic package and then either used DSC for the MDE file in a separate package, or even simpler stored that MDE file on the network and created custom shortcuts in the Access package to use that MDE file.
    This forum post is my own opinion and does not necessarily reflect the opinion or view of Microsoft, its employees, or other MVPs.
    Thursday, May 5, 2011 6:24 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hello,

    If you have a local Access installation available you can utilize that one.

    You can change how the file is flagged in the sequence editor.

     


    /Znack
    Thursday, May 5, 2011 5:43 PM
  • In the past we've sequenced either Access or the Access Runtime as a generic package and then either used DSC for the MDE file in a separate package, or even simpler stored that MDE file on the network and created custom shortcuts in the Access package to use that MDE file.
    This forum post is my own opinion and does not necessarily reflect the opinion or view of Microsoft, its employees, or other MVPs.
    Thursday, May 5, 2011 6:24 PM
    Moderator
  • Actually, this will be in SoftGrid 4.1, not APP-V - sorry. So, no DSC functionality. MS Office will be installed locally.

    Thursday, May 5, 2011 6:54 PM
  • No need to sequence Access *most likely* if you bring it (the local instance) in as a shortcut/OSD to the MDE package.
    Steve Thomas, SSEE, Microsoft
    App-V/MED-V/SCVMM/SCCM/AppCompat
    http://madvirtualizer.wordpress.com/
    The App-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/appv/
    The MED-V Team Blog: http://blogs.technet.com/medv
    The SCVMM Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/scvmm/

    “This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. User assumes all risks.”
    • Proposed as answer by znack Monday, May 9, 2011 9:04 AM
    • Marked as answer by Aaron.ParkerModerator Saturday, November 17, 2012 3:48 PM
    Thursday, May 5, 2011 11:04 PM