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PRB: Restart After MDAC Installation Causes Error


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Symptoms

After you install the Microsoft Data Access Components 1.5 through 2.1, you need to restart your computer. After you restart, you might receive the following error message:
Unable to open response file c:\temp\odbcconf.tmp

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Cause

MDAC looks for the Odbcconf.tmp file in the directory assigned by the TEMP environment variable. If the Autoexec.bat file contains a command to delete all files in the \Temp directory, this file will be missing when the last portion of the MDAC installation is completed (during start up).

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Resolution

Do not delete files in the \Temp directory when you restart the computer. Comment out the "offending" line in the Autoexec.bat with the DOS's REM command. For example:
REM deltree C:\temp\*.* /y
				
Also, make sure that Autoexec.bat is not calling any other batch (.bat) file, which could delete files in \Temp directory.

You need to run the MDAC installation again because the initial installation was incomplete.

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Status

This behavior is by design.

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Keywords: KB218184, kbsetup, kbprb, kbdatabase

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Article Info
Article ID : 218184
Revision : 3
Created on : 11/17/2003
Published on : 11/17/2003
Exists online : False
Views : 386