Sep 17, 2015 06:56 PM
How to install Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0
I have a VB.NET 2013 project that uses an Access database through the OLEDB 12.0 driver. I can install the driver ahead of my project install through "AccessDatabaseEngine.exe" that I downloaded from Microsoft website. However, I can't find a way to incorporate the drivers into my install package, either as a merge module, or to find a way to run the above executable within a Custom Action or otherwise. Is there a way to get this driver installed without making my clients have to install in two steps?
Sep 21, 2015 12:53 PM
You might want to create your own InstallShield prerequisite in order to accomplish your requirement. Please refer to the Designing InstallShield Prerequisites and Other Redistributables help topic for details.