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Some of our computers run multiple versions of Microsoft Access (97 & 2010) while others run 365. For the pcs running multiple versions, the default is set to 97. I have a batch file that is performing various tests to see if files exist, and finished by running an Access 2010 database called MWO.accdb. See below.

if exist c:\windows\system32\mscomct2.ocx goto step2

rem copy mscomct2 and register
cscript \\file\apps\Database\Maintenance\365\MsgBox.vbs "Preparing necessary libraries."
copy "\\file\apps\Database\Maintenance\365\mscomct2.ocx" "c:\windows\system32\"
regsvr32 /u mscomct2.ocx
regsvr32 /i mscomct2.ocx


if exist "%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\MWO.lnk" goto step3

rem create shortcut on user's desktop for future use
cscript \\file\apps\Database\Maintenance\365\MsgBox.vbs "Creating shortcut on desktop & adding to start menu."
copy "\\file\apps\Database\Maintenance\MWO-INSTALL.lnk" "%USERPROFILE%\Desktop\MWO.lnk"
mkdir "%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Maintenance"
copy "\\file\apps\Database\Maintenance\MWO-INSTALL.lnk" "%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Maintenance\MWO.lnk"


Is there an easy way to test for the latest version of access, and force the file to open with it to avoid the defaulting to 97 problem?

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