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Microsoft KB Archive/173044

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Article ID: 173044

Article Last Modified on 11/17/2000


  • Microsoft Access 95 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q173044

Moderate: Requires basic macro, coding, and interoperability skills.


When you try to create a replica or synchronize an existing replica you receive the error:

Microsoft Access cannot complete this operation because it can't find or initialize the dynamic-link library Msjtrclr.


   Run Microsoft Access Setup again to reinstall Microsoft Briefcase
   Replication. During Setup, click Add/Remove, select Microsoft Briefcase

   If you want to preserve your security or custom settings, back up
   the Microsoft Access Workgroup Information file.

   For more information on backing up files, search the Microsoft Windows
   online index for 'backing up files.'

However, the solution suggested by the message does not resolve the problem.


You have installed a Microsoft Software Product that distributes a new version of the OLE automation files. Microsoft Access 7.0 relies on functionality that was changed in the newer version of these OLE automation files. For example, Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 will cause the behavior described in the SYMPTOMS section of this article.


To work around this problem, you can do one of the following:

  • Write Visual Basic code that creates the replica.

For example, you can use the MakeReplica method to create a new replica. However, the MakeReplica method can only be used if your application has Microsoft Access with Briefcase Replication installed.

  • Use Briefcase Replication.
  • Upgrade to Microsoft Access 97.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Access 7.0. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.


When you create a replica or synchronize using the menu commands in Microsoft Access, an OLE call is made to initialize the Microsoft Access Reconciler. (Msjtrclr) Due to changes in the new versions of the OLE files, this call causes the error described in the SYMPTOMS section occurs.

Steps to Reproduce Problem

  1. Open the sample database Northwind.mdb.
  2. On the Tools menu, point to Replication, and then click Create Replica.
  3. Click Yes when asked if you want to close the database.

Note that you receive the error message described in the "Symptoms" section.


For more information about the MakeReplica method, search the Help Index for "Makereplica method," or ask the Microsoft Access 97 Office Assistant.

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