Resolving the "Updating Microsoft Excel Connectivity" message.

If you're getting this message when logging into Acctivate, we've got some information on how best to deal with this issue here.

Microsoft still recommends the 32-bit edition of Office when using third-party 32-bit applications, such as Acctivate.  

Acctivate installs the Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010 Redistributable component on each workstation and the server.  It is the component required to import data from Microsoft Excel files.  The 32-bit version of this component is included with the Acctivate software.  The 32-bit version is compatible with 32-bit Microsoft Office running on 64-bit Windows.  However, it is not compatible with Microsoft Office 64-bit editions.

You may continually receive the following message each time Acctivate is opened:

Updating Microsoft Excel Connectivity

Acctivate will then attempt to install the 32-bit version of the component, which may fail with the following error.

You cannot install the 32-bit version of Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010 because you currently have 64-bit Office products installed. If you want to install 32-bit Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010, you will first need to remove the 64-bit installation of Office products. After uninstalling the following product(s), rerun setup in order to install 32-bit version of Microsoft Access Database Engine: 2010: Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010