What they are looking for considering Access is installed on all the computers is a way not have the Min, Max, Close buttons available in access. I don't believe this is possible. You should split the db and compile it using Office Developer and it will setup the db as a true program with Access runtime installed. With this, there is no need for Access to be on the computers. This will allow you to open the the program still but have to use your close button on the main form. Then you can disable the Min, Max, Close buttons on that form.