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    Post Unanswered: Admin left with password

    Our Admin left the company and unfortunatley we did not have a backup for his position. Because of this we are currently unable to update any of the user groups or permissions for the employees that are or need to access the DB daily. Please tell me that there is a way around this....need an answer soon.

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    You may have to hire a "hacker" to get around it. Talk to the people you purchased your DB from, they may have a way for you to access the Admin password from outside of the system to reset it.

    (I assume you've tried the obvious things, like his name, or Admin, or variations thereof)
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    When you say "left" - was this amicable? Because it sounds to me like the easiest thing to do would be ask him\ her.....

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    What is the database type?
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    I've tried all obvious passwords and had no luck. I also agree that the easy thing to do would be to ask the person and believe me several people have made that attempt with no success. The DB is simply MicroSoft Access created with EZ database creations sometime back in 2003 I'm guessing. I was able to locate misc. documentation from EZ DB Creations and may need to contact them directly since I'm not finding any other alternatives. The problem now is that I have not found the product key to prove ownership of the software used to create the DB....Software is also no where to be found.

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    Moving to Access forum.

    I know this is little help now, and possibly even rather irritating, but don't forget once you get this sorted and breath a sigh of relief, to totally review your security procedures in order to ensure that this never happens again.

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    Yes. This particular problem comes up again and again.

    Can you contact EZ DB Creations?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cinders
    Our Admin left the company and unfortunatley we did not have a backup for his position. Because of this we are currently unable to update any of the user groups or permissions for the employees that are or need to access the DB daily. Please tell me that there is a way around this....need an answer soon.

    Cinders
    just taking a step back...
    do you mean that the previous incumbent has left and effectively locked you out of your systems because you do not have the user accounts & passwords to create new users, or do you mean you don't know how to create new users. two different beasties, and two different solutions

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    Good point!
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