The point to be focused in this article is the method of acquiring the latest service pack for  Microsoft Jet 4.0 Database Engine. You would be updated with the information regarding the procedure to download the latest service pack for the Jet 4.0 Database Engine. Moreover, you would be given setup instructions and related details of the Jet 4.0 service packs. To maintain the efficiency of Jet Database, you must install the latest Jet update.

The Release Level

In order to determine the Jet 4.0 release level which is currently installed on your computer, follow the steps as mentioned. But, before proceeding it is important to note that as there are numerous versions of Microsoft Windows, the steps may fluctuate pertaining to the computer. In such a case, product documentation needs to be seen to complete the steps. First you need to click Start, and then click Search. After that, in the Search Results pane, click All files and folders under Search. Then, In the All or part of the file name box, type Msjet40.dll, and then click Search. Now, in the list of the files, right-click the Msjet40.dll file which is located in the Windows\System32 folder or in the Windows\System folder, and then click Properties. You must remember that on 64-bit versions of Windows operating systems, the Msjet40.dll file is inside the Windows\SysWOW64 folder. Finally, you must click the Version tab, and then refer to the table that appears for determining the current Jet 4.0 service pack level.

You must note that there are 5 forms of the Jet 4.0 Service Pack 8 (SP8) download. The 1st download is solely for computers that run Windows 2000; the 2nd is solely for systems that run Windows XP; 3rd download is solely for computers that operate on Windows Server 2003; the 4th is only for systems that run Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows NT 4.0. Lastly, the 5th download is solely for computers that operate on Windows Millennium Edition.

Download the latest version

Let’s now focus on how to download latest Jet 4.0 version. Every download contains updated versions of several .dll files which are included with Windows 2000 and later, Access 2000, Access 2002, Microsoft Office 2000 Developer, Microsoft Office XP Developer, Microsoft Visual Basic version 6.0 and later and various Microsoft products that include the Microsoft Jet 4.0 Database Engine.

The Access 2002 Setup updates just the system files on some versions of Windows to a specific level. This program is not competent to update system files. Hence, after installation of Access 2002 you might not have the newest version of the Jet 4.0 Database Engine.

You must note that in case you already have installed the latest Jet service pack for Access in the past, or for some other application that uses the Jet 4.0 Database Engine, you do not require installing the latest Jet service pack for Access once again if you install a newer edition of Access.