FarmWorks Database Fix

Some recent Microsoft Windows updates are causing FarmWorks issues. Microsoft have acknowledged the problem exists and expect to get a fix out on 10th December.

Here is an example error message:
While we wait for the fix from Microsoft a workaround that fixes the problem in the majority of cases is to remove the “MS Access DBEngine” and reinstall it.
There are two versions of the DB Engine in common use: 2007 and 2010. You only need the 2010 version.
Update 29 Nov 2019: Microsoft have now released a fix for the problem. This is included in the updated tool below. Alternatively view the fix on the Microsoft page and apply it directly.

You can download and run a tool that we’ve created which does this for you from here

Or if you prefer follow this crib sheet to do it manually.

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