zeta59
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Need help in opening Microsoft Access database in Virtual Machine

Hi all, does anyone know what is the requirement to open Microsoft Access Database in a virtual machine? Does it even support Mircosoft Office Access? As i did try to open my database file from a CD-ROM in the virtual machine, but it prompt me error in opening. Do i need to install any files to support in order to open my database file from the CD-ROM in the virtual machine?

ForYourInfo, my virtual machine is operating on Window 2003 Server.

Thks in advance Smiley Happy

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weinstein5
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Welcome to the Forums - there us nothing special you need to do to open an Access database in a VM other than install MS Access in the VM - you will need to make sure the cd-rom is attached t and connnected to the VM by checking the VMs settings and making sure the vm is connected and pointing at the approriate device

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zeta59
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Hi, thks for fast reply

Yup, im sure that the VM is power on and the CD is connected to the VM, and i had install Microsoft Office Access, but i still face problem opening it. Somehow, it does not auto detect the program, Micosoft Access from opening my database. Then i proceed on by manually selecting it to open with Microsoft Access but it prompt me this,

thefilename.accdb is not valid Win32 application. What does it mean?

Is there a problem with my CD-ROM or with the program?

thks Smiley Happy

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weinstein5
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What version of MS Access have you installed into your VM - .accdb is only supported by MS Access 2007 -

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zeta59
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I guess i overlook this, because i installed Microsoft Office 2003 in the VM and formally, the database file which i copy from, is in Mircrosoft Office 2007 format, but i did save it again as 2003 format. Well, maybe i shld try to install Microsoft Office 2007 and try out.

Thks again Smiley Happy

Another question i not sure about, we are creating a database application for future use, which my project is trying out now. But i am wondering what other application i need to install in order to run the database application online , like a website, which let users to browse and use. In the meantime, as the database is not finalise yet( which my grp member is working on it), so i am not able to carry on, so im using the interval to gather some information.

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weinstein5
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Just treat your VMs as you would physical machines - so if you need IIS running instal the Windows O/S you want and enable IIS - and it all shoudl work -

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zeta59
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Alright ! Thks alot for ur help Smiley Happy

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