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Support Files

Meeting Schedule Assistant and Public Talks relies on some additional files which are provided by Microsoft. You may or may not need these extra files because it depends upon what program functionality you want to use, which operating system you are using, and what Microsoft software you already have installed.

Please find below a basic overview of all the required support files. Information is provided about the purpose of the support files and if available, links to download them are also included.


.NET Microsoft Framework 4.6.2 (or higher)

Certain program functionality requires .NET Microsoft Framework 4.5.1 or higher to be installed. This will be automatically downloaded and installed during the installation of Public Talks.


Microsoft Access 2010 Runtime (or higher [*])

Download: Microsoft Access 2010 Runtime

The Microsoft Access 2010 Runtime is a free download from Microsoft and it is required if you want to use the new ACCDB database format or want to secure your database with an encrypted password. It is also required for compacting of your database.

If you already have Microsoft Access 2010 installed then you probably have all the files required. But if you do encounter problems it is recommended you download the runtime. Please be aware that you can can any earlier version of Microsoft Access installed on your computer at the same time as having the 2010 runtime.

If you are using a 64 bit operating system then please read up about the section about the 64 bit editions of my applications.

[*] You might need to install the Microsoft Access Database Engine Redistributable instead of the Runtime:

-
 (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=54920 for the 2016 version)
-  (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=13255 for the 2010 version)


64 bit editions of Meeting Schedule Assistant and Public Talks

The installers include a 64 bit edition available through your computer's Start menu. There are some things you need to know if you decide to use the 64 bit editions of the application.

Scenario 1: You are using the legacy MDB data format (the default database type) with Public Talks. Windows 64 bit comes supplied with a few 32 bit ODBC drivers, one of which is the MDB driver.

So you can use the 32 bit edition of Meeting Schedule Assistant and Public Talks in this context.

If you decide to use the 64 bit edition then you will have to obtain the 64 bit ODBC drivers by either installing Microsoft Access 2010 in 64 bit mode (by default it installs as 32 bit even on 64-bit machines) or the Microsoft Access 2010 runtime (64 bit).
 
Scenario 2: You have upgraded your database in Public Talks to the newer ACCDB data format. Windows 64 bit does not come with the ACCDB  driver in either bit environment. You must obtain the driver. Now:-

- If you have Microsoft Office 32 bit installed (no Microsoft Access) then you must download the 32 bit Microsoft Access 2010 runtime and use the 32 bit edition of my software.

- If you have Microsoft Office 64 bit installed (no Microsoft Access) t
hen you must download the 64 bit Microsoft Access 2010 runtime and use the 64 bit edition of my software.

 

Please inform me of any broken links.