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How to fix the issue when Microsoft Access set-up runs instead of Microsoft Office set-up

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Microsoft Access set-up runs instead of Microsoft Office set-up when a new application version is installed on the network server with ‘Administrative Setup’- ‘(SETUP /A)’. This makes ‘SETUP /a’ to overwrite the ‘SETUP’ files from the original Microsoft Office installation (including ‘SETUP.EXE’, ‘SETUP.INF’, and ‘SETUP.STF’).

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Follow the instructions to fix the issue when Microsoft Access set-up runs instead of Microsoft Office set-up:

  1. If the program upgrade to the Microsoft Office directory had not already been installed, then skip to step 4) now.
  2. Remove all files and directories from the server that were installed when the administrative Setup of Microsoft Office was run:
    1. Open File Manager in the ‘Main’ program group of Program Manager. (File Manager appears.)
    2. Select the desired Microsoft Office (MSOFFICE) directory from the left-hand side of the screen.
    3. Select the ‘File’ menu and select ‘Delete…’ (The ‘Delete’ dialog box appears.)
    4. Click ‘Yes to All’ until the dialog box disappears. (The MSOFFICE directory and subdirectories are removed.)
    5. Select the ‘File’ menu and select ‘Exit’.
  3. Run the administrative setup of Microsoft Office to install the network server again:
    1. Select the ‘File’ menu and select ‘Run…’ in Program Manager. (The ‘Run’ dialog box appears.)
    2. Insert ‘Setup Disk 1’ into the floppy drive or CD-ROM.
    3. Type the following in the ‘Command Line’ box: (i):\SETUP /A (where is the floppy drive or CD-ROM letter).
    4. Click ‘OK’. (The ‘Microsoft Office Setup’ dialog box appears.)
    5. Respond to the prompts to install to the server.
  4. Do the following to install the program upgrade to a different directory other than the one in which Microsoft Office is already installed:
    1. Create a subdirectory for the program being upgraded: (i) Open File Manager in the ‘Main’ program group of Program Manager, and select a directory in the left-hand pane. (ii) Select the ‘File’ menu and select ‘Create Directory…’ (The ‘Create Directory’ dialog box appears.) (iii) Type the desired path and new directory name in the ‘Name’ box. (iv) Click ‘OK’. (v) Select the ‘File’ menu and select ‘Exit’.
    2. Run the administrative setup of the new version of the program on the server and place it in the new subdirectory: (i) select the ‘File’ menu and select ‘Run…’ in Program Manager. (The ‘Run’ dialog box appears.) (ii) Type ‘:\SETUP /A’ in the ‘Command Line’ box. (Where is the floppy drive or CD-ROM letter). (iii) Click ‘OK’. (iv) Respond to the prompts as necessary to install the new version to its new subdirectory. (v) Click ‘Continue’ when necessary.
    3. Run the workstation installation of the new program by doing the following: (i) Select ‘Run…’ from the ‘File’ menu of Program Manager. (The ‘Run’ dialog box appears.) (ii) Type ‘:\SETUP /A’ in the ‘Command Line’ box. (where is the server letter, and is the newly created subdirectory created in step 4) a)). (iii) Click ‘OK’. (iv) Respond to the prompts as necessary to install the new version to its new subdirectory. (v) Click ‘Continue’ when necessary.

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