The distributable code for Access 2010 developers is now available, but beware bugs.
The Microsoft Access 2010 runtime download is now available from Microsoft.
There are two versions available – 32-bit and 64-bit depending on which type of Windows you have.
The runtime download is freely distributable and allows Access developers to make ‘solutions’ (aka programs) and install them on computers without a full Access software licence.
All that is great news except for this note from Office-Watch.com reader Scott K:
“There definitely seems to be a problem with the way that the install package is put together in that silent installs appear to be impossible.
The install package supports the /quiet and /passive switch, but both are ignored and there is always a popup for EULA acceptance. This is a business issue when standard users don’t have the rights to do installs and with a remotely initiated “silent” install is done using admin rights, so the user never sees the EULA page to accept it.
So it might be better to wait a little while for some bug fixes or at least better documentation to appear.