Planned Upgrade Changes – Access runtime version upgrade

This information only applies if you have an RPM Onsite license. If you are using RPM Cloud, there’s no need to read this
information. You are already using the latest version and all upgrades are installed for you.

The minimum required Access version will be updated in the August 2023 RPM Release. Currently, RPM installs Access 2013 on any RPM Client computer that does not already have Access 2016 or later installed. Because Access 2013 is no longer supported by Microsoft, we will instead install Access 365 runtime on RPM Client computers that are currently  using Access 2013.

If you are already using Access 2016 or later, no changes will be required.

If you are not sure what version of Access you are running, follow the steps below on each of your RPM Client computers to see if it will need to be upgraded.

1. Open the RPM System Info screen under the Help menu.

2. Check The Access Version.
    a. If 16 is displayed, no changes are needed. You can stop at this point.
    b. If 15 is displayed, the computer will need to be upgraded. Upgrade details are below. This does not need to be done now but will need to be done with the August upgrade.

3. The computer running the RPM Client is displayed here. If the Access Version is 15 that computer will need to be upgraded to Access 2016 or later.   

Access 365 can only be installed on RPM Client computers running Windows 10 or 11 or Windows Server 2019 or 2022. If you are using Windows 7 or 8 or Windows Server 2008 R2 or 2012, you will instead need to install Access 2016 runtime manually from Microsoft using the link below. Keep in mind, though, that those Windows and Windows Server versions are no longer supported by Microsoft. These details will be included in the RPM upgrade instructions in August.

If you no longer want to worry about workstation or server requirements for RPM, consider moving to RPM Cloud. We install all RPM upgrades for you and keep you on the latest version. You can connect to RPM Cloud from any existing workstation. See RPM Cloud Pricing or Contact Us for details.

2 thoughts on “Planned Upgrade Changes – Access runtime version upgrade

  1. Question: Can we mix and match? That is, can we run Access 365 on the clients, while running Access 2016 on the server, or must all the versions match?

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