Microsoft Access

Microsoft Office Access 2013 (32bit / x86)

Application Details:

Version: 2013 (32bit)
License: Retail
Votes: 4
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.3

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Installation and drivers.

What does not

MSACCESS.EXE:  Text and images on initial dialog (update registration?) are not shown.  Only radio buttons and small blank button in the lower-right corner are visible.  Clicking the button results in a error dialog:

We can't sign you up for the Microsoft Update service because there's a problem with the service.

Application starts thereafter and the mostly blank dialog is not shown on subsequent executions.

The main application shows only a blank window and a blank toolbar.  Side menu is accessible by clicking the colored bar in the upper-left corner but icons and text labels are missing from the buttons so they are essentially invisible.  Ribbon icons are momentarily visible prior to application exit.

Tested various add-ons (Direct2D, DirectWrite, etc.) but no improvement.  It installs vcrun2010 on its own.


What was not tested

Database usage within main application.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Tested the 32-bit runtime. Since this is only a runtime a database must be specified on the command line else an error dialog is shown (readable) and it exits. It does install the ODBC drivers for Access, Excel, and text-based databases (MDAC 2.8 required to use, winetricks mdac28). I tested the drivers with an mdb database and CuteSQL.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 11 20172.3Yes Yes GoldIsira Seneviratne 
CurrentUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 03 20151.8-rc1Yes Yes GarbageJeff D. Hanson 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
51098 Native Access fails to download files since Wine 6.6 UNCONFIRMED View

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Test DB for Access 2007-2013 RT
by Jeff D. Hanson on Saturday December 12th 2015, 19:49
"Parts" is an execution-only DB for PCB CAD. Its evaluation version can be used for testing Access.