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To access a specific database you might need to install a specific database driver. InfoFind uses Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) as its primary method for accessing databases. This document provides a number of links to Microsoft’s web site for downloads related to Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC). If the computers that you are working with are using genuine versions of Microsoft Windows then they will likely have all needed security updates that are listed below. If you need specific MDAC Downloads then a table below can help you quickly access the version that you need. For the latest MDAC Downloads and Updates please check Microsoft’s download web site at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads.
General Support
Title: Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) Installation
Locaton: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms810805.aspx
Date: 5/1/2005
Summary: Learn how Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) gets installed, the recent version history of MDAC, and the common issues that you might encounter during an MDAC installation.
Title: ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) Frequently Asked Questions
Locaton: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/183606
Date: 3/27/2007
Summary: This article presents some frequently asked questions about programming ActiveX Data Objects (ADO).
Utilities
Title: MDAC Utility: Component Checker
Locaton: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=8F0A8DF6-4A21-4B43-BF53-14332EF092C9&displaylang=en
Date: 5/3/2005
Summary: Component Checker utility has been redesigned to provide XML support. The new tool includes updated snapshots for MDAC 2.7 SP1 on Windows XP SP1 and MDAC 2.8 SP2 on Windows Serve 2003 SP1.
MDAC Downloads
Title: Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.7 Service Pack 1 Refresh
Locaton: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9ad000f2-cae7-493d-b0f3-ae36c570ade8&DisplayLang=en
Date: 8/7/2006
Summary: The MDAC 2.7 SP1 Refresh release provides an updated version of MDAC 2.7 SP1 that includes several important bug fixes.
Title: Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.8 SP1
Locaton: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=78CAC895-EFC2-4F8E-A9E0-3A1AFBD5922E&displaylang=en
Date: 5/10/2005
Summary: Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.8 SP1 contains core Data Access components such as the Microsoft SQL Server™ OLE DB provider and ODBC driver.
Title: Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.8
Locaton: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=6C050FE3-C795-4B7D-B037-185D0506396C&displaylang=en
Date: 8/4/2003
Summary: Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.8 contains core Data Access components such as the Microsoft SQL Server™ OLE DB provider and ODBC driver.
Title: Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.5 Service Pack 3
Locaton: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=C57692E9-DDE7-4A60-B586-5D4FD6794DB6&displaylang=en
Date: 12/17/2002
Summary: The Microsoft Data Access Components 2.5 SP3 is the same version of the MDAC components installed by Windows 2000 Service Pack 3.
Title: Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.5 Service Pack 3
Locaton: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c57692e9-dde7-4a60-b586-5d4fd6794db6&DisplayLang=en
Date: 12/17/2002
Summary: The Microsoft Data Access Components 2.5 SP3 is the same version of the MDAC components installed by Windows 2000 Service Pack 3.
Title: Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.50.4403.12
Locaton: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=83e8f178-94c9-4e7d-b0b6-a8a94c4eb912&DisplayLang=en
Date: 12/17/2002
Summary: The Microsoft Data Access Components 2.5 RTM is the same version of the MDAC components installed by Windows 2000
Title: MDAC 2.6 Service Pack 2
Locaton: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=8E5F816C-4918-4250-B8BD-3794582C9089&displaylang=en
Date: 5/27/2002
Summary: The MDAC 2.6 SP2 redistributable installer installs the same Data Access core components as Microsoft SQL Server 2000 SP2. This release does not include Microsoft Jet, the Microsoft Jet OLE DB Provider, the Desktop Database Drivers ODBC Driver, or the Visual FoxPro ODBC Driver.
Title: Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.7 Refresh
Locaton: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b41304ca-874f-421d-8820-182f179779a4&DisplayLang=en
Date: 4/24/2002
Summary: Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.7 RTM – Refresh (2.70.9001.0) contains core components, including the Microsoft SQL Server™ and Oracle OLE database provider and Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) driver.
Title: Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.61.7326.6
Locaton: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0e1e4fae-4abe-4cf7-b522-2c4cfce25de6&DisplayLang=en
Date: 7/19/2001
Summary: This Web release is the first release of Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.6 SP1. This download installs the same version of the MDAC components that are installed by SQL Server 2000 SP1 and a number of other Microsoft products. There is no MDAC 2.6 SP1 version for Alpha machines.
Title: MDAC (Microsoft Data Access Components) 2.5 Update: Service Pack 2 (2.52.6019.2)
Locaton: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=46d81374-79d7-466e-a110-5b2fb9da20f6&DisplayLang=en
Date: 5/30/2001
Summary: The Microsoft Data Access Components 2.5 SP2 is the same version of the MDAC components installed by Windows 2000 Service Pack 2.
Title: Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.60.6526.3
Locaton: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=6A7D785F-C2E0-471D-A33B-82AD1D514737&displaylang=en
Date: 9/26/2000
Summary: The MDAC 2.6 RTM redistributable installer installs the same Data Access core components as Microsoft SQL Server 2000. This release does not include Microsoft Jet, the Microsoft Jet OLE DB Provider, the Desktop Database Drivers ODBC Driver, or the Visual FoxPro ODBC Driver.
Title: MDAC (Microsoft Data Access Components) 2.5 Update: Service Pack 1 (2.51.5303.5)
Locaton: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3dec35be-d52a-415a-9316-76dbcc794df2&DisplayLang=en
Date: 8/21/2000
Summary: The Microsoft Data Access Components 2.5 SP1 is the same version of the MDAC components installed by Windows 2000 SP 1.
Security and Product Updates
Title: Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB952287)
Locaton: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=cff5fbf5-9aac-48c1-b34e-992224ce8b83&DisplayLang=en
Date: 5/20/2008
Summary: Install this update to resolve an issue in which a malfunction or data loss occurs when using Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) components on computers that are running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008.
Title: Update for Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems (KB952287)
Locaton: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1b056efc-46e0-4d1e-b8e2-870b720afe11&DisplayLang=en
Date: 5/20/2008
Summary: Install this update to resolve an issue in which a malfunction or data loss occurs when using Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) components on computers that are running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008.
Title: Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB952287)
Locaton: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7e292b47-6aac-413e-bbd6-c822b43d47a8&DisplayLang=en
Date: 5/20/2008
Summary: Install this update to resolve an issue in which a malfunction or data loss occurs when using Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) components on computers that are running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008.
Title: Update for Windows Vista (KB952287)
Locaton: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3d822833-83e3-4d06-9807-06ef573bc168&DisplayLang=en
Date: 5/13/2008
Summary: Install this update to resolve an issue in which a malfunction or data loss occurs when using Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) components on computers that are running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008.
Title: Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB952287)
Locaton: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=19a1ee14-fc82-4127-afd7-76ccf732d6e3&DisplayLang=en
Date: 5/13/2008
Summary: Install this update to resolve an issue in which a malfunction or data loss occurs when using Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) components on computers that are running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008.
Title: Update for Windows XP (KB952287)
Locaton: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c8efa6e3-d1a5-4222-865b-421a0df2be26&DisplayLang=en
Date: 5/12/2008
Summary: Install this update to resolve an issue in which a malfunction or data loss occurs when using Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) components on computers that are running Windows XP SP2 or XP SP3.
Title: Security Update for Microsoft Data Access Components 2.5 Service Pack 3 (KB927779)
Locaton: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ef163e3e-dd3b-4429-98a4-720da2c96464&DisplayLang=en
Date: 2/17/2007
Summary: A security issue has been identified in Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) that could allow an attacker to compromise your Windows-based system and gain control over it.
Title: Security Update for Microsoft Data Access Components 2.5 Service Pack 3 (KB927779)
Locaton: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ef163e3e-dd3b-4429-98a4-720da2c96464&DisplayLang=en
Date: 2/12/2007
Summary: A security issue has been identified in Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) that could allow an attacker to compromise your Windows-based system and gain control over it.
Title: Security Update for Microsoft Data Access Components 2.7 Service Pack 1 (KB927779)
Locaton: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=591b0967-c8ab-4b85-a9af-c01e8d8e3adc&DisplayLang=en
Date: 2/12/2007
Summary: A security issue has been identified in Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) that could allow an attacker to compromise your Windows-based system and gain control over it.
Title: Security Update for Microsoft Data Access Components 2.8 (KB927779)
Locaton: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=bc864245-175a-4b55-ab4a-fb5d0e03dcfc&DisplayLang=en
Date: 2/12/2007
Summary: A security issue has been identified in Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) that could allow an attacker to compromise your Windows-based system and gain control over it.
Title: Security Update for Microsoft Data Access Components 2.8 Service Pack 1 (KB927779)
Locaton: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=341859bf-8daa-419b-88cd-e5e8eb4a5bad&DisplayLang=en
Date: 2/12/2007
Summary: A security issue has been identified in Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) that could allow an attacker to compromise your Windows-based system and gain control over it.
Title: Security Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB927779)
Locaton: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=34d24335-4ec0-49e7-9e3f-787f89dd7b1d&DisplayLang=en
Date: 2/12/2007
Summary: A security issue has been identified in Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) that could allow an attacker to compromise your Windows-based system and gain control over it.
Title: Security Update for Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems (KB927779)
Locaton: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=58322d1b-a1a8-4ba6-ba1b-6649013cc324&DisplayLang=en
Date: 2/12/2007
Summary: A security issue has been identified in Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) that could allow an attacker to compromise your Windows-based system and gain control over it.
Title: Security Update for Windows XP (KB927779)
Locaton: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=6b0cdb65-aef4-489f-b917-812d9f7687bd&DisplayLang=en
Date: 2/12/2007
Summary: A security issue has been identified in Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) that could allow an attacker to compromise your Windows-based system and gain control over it.
Title: Security Update for Microsoft Data Access Components 2.8 (KB911562)
Locaton: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2494b25d-452f-4025-8b67-41a5c840f7e2&DisplayLang=en
Date: 4/10/2006
Summary: A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to remotely compromise your Windows-based system using Microsoft Data Access Components and gain control over it.
Title: Security Update for Microsoft Data Access Components 2.8 Service Pack 1 (KB911562)
Locaton: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7358da31-959c-4e3e-8115-51dc6d441365&DisplayLang=en
Date: 4/10/2006
Summary: A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to remotely compromise your Windows-based system using Microsoft Data Access Components and gain control over it.
Title: Security Update for Windows Server 2003 (KB911562)
Locaton: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=39b29ed4-9b95-4593-bcb6-4bb03ca5f8f1&DisplayLang=en
Date: 4/10/2006
Summary: A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to remotely compromise your Windows-based system using Microsoft Data Access Components and gain control over it.
Title: Security Update for Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems (KB911562)
Locaton: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4d2fe426-e34e-4192-8a0f-35e440e948e2&DisplayLang=en
Date: 4/10/2006
Summary: A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to remotely compromise your Windows-based system using Microsoft Data Access Components and gain control over it.
Title: Security Update for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition (KB911562)
Locaton: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e237c2c7-9819-437b-ab70-298ba62ac285&DisplayLang=en
Date: 4/10/2006
Summary: A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to remotely compromise your Windows-based system using Microsoft Data Access Components and gain control over it.
Title: Security Update for Windows XP (KB911562)
Locaton: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2f9e772c-8122-4027-a117-e93227b2c79f&DisplayLang=en
Date: 4/10/2006
Summary: A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to remotely compromise your Windows-based system using Microsoft Data Access Components and gain control over it.
Title: Security Update for Windows XP x64 Edition (KB911562)
Locaton: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9c8b645d-0f01-4b79-b6b3-55279bedb944&DisplayLang=en
Date: 4/10/2006
Summary: A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to remotely compromise your Windows-based system using Microsoft Data Access Components and gain control over it.
Title: Critical Update for Microsoft Data Access Components - Disable ADODB.Stream object from Internet Explorer - 64 Bit Edition (KB870669)
Locaton: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e7576b19-de8b-41b0-bbd9-06c39591cecf&DisplayLang=en
Date: 7/2/2004
Summary: Adodb.stream provides a method for reading and writing files on a hard drive.
Title: Critical Update for Microsoft Data Access Components - Disable ADODB.Stream object from Internet Explorer - Win9x (KB870669)
Locaton: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=fe2a5b1c-ff30-40a0-8e70-c9f1f4dcd8c2&DisplayLang=en
Date: 7/2/2004
Summary: Critical Update for Microsoft Data Access Components - Disable ADODB.Stream object from Internet Explorer - Windows 98; Windows 98 Second Edition; Windows ME (KB870669)
Title: Microsoft Data Access Components - Disable ADODB.Stream object from Internet Explorer (KB870669)
Locaton: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4d056748-c538-46f6-b7c8-2fbfd0d237e3&DisplayLang=en
Date: 7/2/2004
Summary: Adodb.stream provides a method for reading and writing files on a hard drive. (Windows 2000; Windows NT; Windows Server 2003; Windows XP)
Title: Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) Security Patch MS04-003 (32-bit)
Locaton: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=39472EE8-C14A-47B4-BFCC-87988E062D91&displaylang=en
Date: 1/13/2004
Summary: This is the security patch for MDAC as described in the MS04-003 bulletin. You can help protect your system by installing this patch from Microsoft.
Title: Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) Security Patch MS03-033
Locaton: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9107abc6-8995-4a99-b6a0-478b3a847e9c&DisplayLang=en
Date: 8/20/2003
Summary: This is the security patch for MDAC as described in the MS03-033 bulletin. You can help protect your system by installing this patch from Microsoft.
Title: Microsoft Data Access Components: Security Hotfix for Q329414
Locaton: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=cc37d12e-af4a-46dc-b0cc-8c789fde2f4b&DisplayLang=en
Date: 11/6/2002
Summary: One of the components of RDS that was delivered in MDAC 2.1, 2.5 and 2.6 contains an unchecked buffer. This patch eliminates the security vulnerability. MDAC 2.7 does not contain this vulnerability. The vulnerability does not affect Windows XP.
Title: MDAC25SP3_MSRC1154_Unchecked Buffer in SQL 2000 Openrowset
Locaton: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4fd997b0-5e1a-4eed-a85a-afd1d812b11e&DisplayLang=en
Date: 7/31/2002
Summary: This release fixes a potential problem in the Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) which could expose a Microsoft SQL Server to a security vulnerability. This patch fixes the problem in MDAC 2.5 Service Pack 2.
Title: MDAC26SP2_MSRC1154_Unchecked Buffer in SQL 2000 Openrowset
Locaton: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b95369b9-6699-4d69-bb86-4684464840e9&DisplayLang=en
Date: 7/31/2002
Summary: This release fixes a potential problem in the Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) which could expose a Microsoft SQL Server to a security vulnerability. This patch fixes the problem in MDAC 2.6 Service Pack 2.
Title: MDAC27RTM_MSRC1154_Unchecked Buffer in SQL 2000 Openrowset
Locaton: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5d51ed57-17fc-4e18-9b70-a0023db25efb&DisplayLang=en
Date: 7/31/2002
Summary: This release fixes a potential problem in the Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) which could expose a Microsoft SQL Server to a security vulnerability. This patch fixes the problem in MDAC 2.7 RTM or Refresh releases.