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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2005

    Exclamation Unanswered: Secure Access DB in XP

    Some years back I created a secure database application in Access 97 that is on a network drive. Users have had NT as their operating system.

    We decided to enter the 21st century and are upgrading our operating system to XP.

    To access the database, users must click on a shortcut and enter their user name and password. When you click on the shortcut in XP you get an error and it will not open.

    Does the shortcut or anything else have to reconfigured for the database to open?
    Steve B.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Préverenges, Switzerland
    are you sure your issue is security?
    your app was created in A97 and now your clients are using ...what?

    any reference in your code to 0ffice97 libraries is likely to be very thoroughly dead. if the clients are A2k then you even lost the DAO360 reference. if the clients are A2k3 then they are likely confused because the DAO360 reference was default-reinstated but many of those DAO objects that were so "obviously DAO" to A97 now have similarly named non-equivalents in ADO ....boooooooom!

    you get an error and it will not open
    any particular error????

    this is the time to remember where you kept the .MDB source

    currently using SS 2008R2

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Oxfordshire, UK
    As Izy said "which error?". Having said that there is an issue with XP SP2 that might affect you:

    Input...Need More Input...

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Depends on what you mean by a secure application.
    If you are saying you made an mde of it then you are pretty much out of luck.
    MDE's made in 97 will not run under 2003 since the aplication has to open in a special compatibility mode and the mde prevents that. Hope you know where you put your full master.

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