I'm *trying* to write a program that uses adox for security, etc. It works fine on my machine with winXP and officeXP. It doesn't work on the customer's computer, running office 2000 (win 98). I had them install MDAC but that didn't work either. It is definitely the presence of ADOX that is causing the problem - the /references section says that the reference is missing. Do I need to tell them that they have to buy officeXP?