How to check what version of MDAC is installed

It can be done in one of two ways: 1. By downloading and running the MS Component checker from: [url]http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=8F0A8DF6-4A21-4B43-BF53-14332EF092C9&displaylang=en[/url] and following these steps: From the Start menu, click Run. - In the Open text box, type c:\comcheck\comcheck.exe and then click OK. - In the Component Checker - Choose Analysis Type dialog box, select Perform Analysis of your machine and automatically determine the release version, and then click OK. - The program attempts to identify the MDAC version on your computer by scanning all of the core MDAC files and registry settings. This process normally takes several minutes. When finished, you should receive the following message: The MDAC version that is closest to the version on your computer is 'XXXX'. 2. Or to check for it in the registry: The version information is found in the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\DataAccess\FullInstallVer To check the registry, follow these steps: 1. On the Start menu, click Run. - In the Open text box, type regedit and then click OK; this starts Registry Editor. - In the Navigation pane, drill-down to the following path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\DataAccess - In the Details pane, look in the Name column for FullInstallVer and Version. Each of these keys will have corresponding version information in the Data column. Details at: [url]http://support.microsoft.com/kb/301202[/url]