Microsoft Access

Microsoft Office Access 2003

Database application: Part of Microsoft Office 2003

Internal Version: 11.0.

Application Details:

Version: 2003
License: Retail
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.10

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Installs fine.

Can open an existing db. Can modify table structure. Can add/delete records. 

I can create a new table, but I'm limited to  "create in Datasheet mode" because the template picklist comes up blank. If I click OK it defaults to Datasheet.

What does not

Cannot create a new db, nothing happens when I click "New".

In an existing db show table/query dialog boxes come up without tables/querys, cannot select anything. Query designer fails. Can open a code module, but save changes fails, compile fails. New Report brings up the template picklist which is empty; cannot continue. Ditto for a new form.

For existing objects, when I try to save design changes I get a message box saying the VBA Project in the database is corrupt and the save fails. Opening the relationships window is the same. Same message with Compact/repair.


What was not tested

Anything not mentioned.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Even though it runs I have to give it a garbage rating because it's unworkable beyond creating and maintaining tables. I also installed comctl32, comctl32.ocx, corefonts, jet40, mdac28, vb6run and vcrun2008sp1 which may be why I'm getting further than some other testers. I couldn't even open a db until I installed mdac and jet. The Visual C library probably isn't doing anything for me, but I stuck it in based on another tester's suggestion.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowopenSUSE 12.3 x86_64Jan 15 20141.7.10Yes Yes BronzeRosanne 
ShowopenSUSE 11.4 x86_64Jul 29 20111.3.25Yes Yes BronzeRosanne 
ShowMac OS X 10.5 "Leopard"Dec 07 20111.2.2Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 08 20101.2.1Yes Yes GarbageDaniel Lamando 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 28 20091.1.35Yes Yes Garbagean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
11336 typing an open parenthesis "(" in vba causes an error in excel 2003 NEW View
12983 Cannot install MS Access 2003 CLOSED INVALID View
13935 Wine does not have the JET engine CLOSED WONTFIX View
29255 Microsoft Office 2003, 2007 & 2010 applications do not print OTF NEW View
47208 Wine-staging's "winebuild-Fake_Dlls" cause Office 2019 to say "IOPL not enabled" NEW View

Show open bugs

HowTo / Notes


Install jet40 with winetricks to enable creating and opening databases.

   sudo apt-get install -y winetricks

   sh winetricks corefonts vcrun6 riched20 jet40


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Wine 3.17+ non-worked input field on some forms
by Arano-kai on Monday October 22nd 2018, 4:45
If You get tiny non-worked input fields (such as in search/replace form), install riched20.
Getting it running...
by Daniel Lamando on Monday November 8th 2010, 15:26
Install these winetricks if you are having trouble running Access:

corefonts mdac28 jet40 vb6run

This gets my install kinda working, but it takes FOREVER and a half to render my forms, unhiding the database window won't work (it's not listed in Unhide), and switchboards fail spectacularly.