The 'Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0' provider is not registered on the local machine

There are several reasons this message pops in your application or website. This article tries to clarify each particular situation.

64-bit Windows and Office

On 64-bit Windows and 64-bit Office (2010, 2013) environments, there are many reports on this error. The fix or workaround is a bit strange but seems to work for most people out there.

The "Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010 Redistributable" installation package seems the natural one to use but several reports says it does not work.

Instead, using the "2007 Office System Driver: Data Connectivity Components" seems to solve the above problem for most people.

Excel or Office components not installed locally

The missing components can be installed locally and they come in both 32- and 64-bit versions. The Microsoft Access Database Engine 2016 Redistributable can be downloaded here.

Other situations when this error occur?

Please send in additional setups and solutions on this issue. I'll edit this article with additional sections.