Your database is useless if your clients can’t connect to it. However, keeping all the DLLs necessary in sync with each other has always been a complicated task. Microsoft has tried to make this task a bit easier with a new package called the Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC). Microsoft now packages together all the client libraries, ODBC drivers, and OLE DB updates in one handy container. To download the latest, go to http://www.microsoft.com/data.