Startup, by FMS Inc.,
users always run the right version of Access and your database.
To deploy your Access application, simply send an email pointing
to the shortcut that Total Access Startup generates, and youíre
done! Your users only need the right version of Access
installed. (click image to enlarge)
Upgrading Office but still need to run legacy Access
applications? Total Access Startup guarantees that your users always
launch the right version of Access with the right version of your
Access database. Easily manage Access and your databases to ensure
Start the Access version you specify
For example, your users will always run Access 97 with your Access
97 databases, regardless of the Access versions installed on their
machine or what Windows considers the
default for MDB files. Eliminate the need to convert your
existing Access applications to later versions, while safely
migrating to the newest version of Office.
Detect and run the latest version of
your Access database
If desired, Total Access Startup automatically installs and
updates your userís local copy when you release a new version.
Cost Effective, Powerful Solution
of Total Access Startup supports an unlimited number of databases
and users across your entire network. Simply create a separate INI
file for each database you deploy. Easily support local copies on
each user's machine for optimal performance, and manage it
Non-Network Use of Total Access Startup
Total Access Startup is also useful if you are not on a network and
want to ensure your user always runs the correct version of Access
with your database even if they install new versions of Access in
the future. This is ideal for laptop computer users and distributed
applications. Volume pricing options available.
See how Total Access Startup can simplify
Total Access Startup always launches
the correct version of Access with your database regardless of how
many versions of Access are installed or what Windows considers
the default for MDB files. Many environments require multiple
versions of Access because the cost of converting old Access
databases to the latest version of Access is unnecessary. With
Total Access Startup, you can maintain your investment while
easily supporting new Access versions. It knows how to find the
correct version of Access even if itís installed in a different
directory on every machine.
If the user doesnít have the right
version of Access installed on their machine, Total Access Startup
displays a customized message showing the error along with your
contact information. This gracefully handles the problem and
prevents the user from inadvertently converting the database
because the wrong version of Access is started.
If your users are running your
application for the first time, Total Access Startup installs the
database for them. If there are other files required, you can also
launch a batch file or setup program.
When you update your database, your
userís local copy is automatically updated the next time they
launch it. You can also launch a batch file or setup program if
additional files need to be installed (different from what you run
for the initial installation).
Everything is centrally stored so you
can deploy your database consistently across all your users and
easily manage it over time.
Total Access Startup has two parts, Administrator and
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Administrator Program - lets you specify the Access
version and database you want your users to use.
A Wizard lets you specify how your Access database is started and
managed. You can specify:
The Access version to run (e.g. Access 95, 97, 2000, 2002/XP, or
2003) including runtime versions.
The database to run and the startup macro (if any).
The location of the ďmasterĒ database on the network.
The location of the ďlocalĒ database installed on the userís
machine (if desired).
The name of the field in the database that identifies its version
(ensures that the local database is
always in sync with the master).
The setup program or batch file to run when the database is
created on the local machine (useful the first time the launches
The program or batch file to run when the local copy is updated
(in case you need to install other files, such as ActiveX
Your contact information if your user canít start the program.
When you complete the Wizard, Total
Access Startup creates a small INI file and shortcut link in the
network location you specify. The INI file includes your
specifications, and the shortcut launches your database using these
Startup Program - A small executable (TAStart.exe) that
that launches your database with the
specifications selected in the Administrative program.
The shortcut, INI file, and Launcher reside on your network for your
users to use. This Startup program has no dependencies and does not
require your users to have anything installed on their machine other
than a copy of Access.
Important Trial Information:
This trial version will expire 30 days after the
first time you run the program. After the expiration date, you
will need to obtain the released version of the software.
A serial number is not required for the setup of
this program. The release version requires a serial number.
The printed User's Guide is not included with the
trial version. The release version includes a printed User's
Installing the Trial Software
install the Trial version of Total Access Startup, follow these
Total Access Startup
Total Access Startup for Access 2003/2002/2000/97 - Single
Total Access Startup for Access 2003/2002/2000/97 -
5 User License
Total Access Startup:
Works Access 2003, 2002, 2000, or 97
Start the right version of Access every
Pentium processor or better
Windows 98, 2000, ME, or NT 4.0
Access 2002, 2000, or 97