Dell MDAC Component Update, v. Q323032, A02

This Dell utility is designed to reduce the value of the DevicePath in
the Windows registry to less than 256 characters as a short-term
workaround regarding the installation of the Microsoft Data Access
Components (MDAC); whereby the MDAC Component Checker may report several
files missing.

This utility is needed for systems that must install Microsoft Data
Access Components (MDAC)only.

Fixes & Enhancements

This is a change to the device path in the registry to reduce the overall number of characters to less than 256


Version Q323032, A02


System Utilities

Release date

16 Sep 2002

Last Updated

03 Nov 2011


Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:MDAC.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 44 KB
Format Description:This file format consists of an archive of files that may be decompressed to a directory on the hard drive. The installation can then be done from that directory.
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By downloading, you accept the terms of the Dell Software License Agreement.

Installation instructions
Follow these steps to install
1. Download the MDAC.EXE to a dirctory on your hard drive. The file
downloaded is a self-extracting executable.
2. Double click on MDAC.EXE application.
3. Choose to unzip the application. You will get the message that the file
was unzipped. Once the application has been un-zipped the fix has been
applied to your system. Please note that there are no other indications of
the fix being applied. This fix only needs to be run once.
Warning: Do not turn off your computer or disconnect from your power source while updating the BIOS or you may harm your computer. During the update, your computer will restart and you will briefly see a black screen.

This driver has been tested by both the independent software vendor (ISV) and Dell on the operating systems, graphics cards, and application supported by your device to ensure maximum compatibility and performance. Details

Dell recommends the customer review specifics about the update to determine if it applies to your system. The update contains changes that impact only certain configurations, or provides new features that may/may not apply to your environment.