Unanswered: Workgroup Administrator couldn't create the workgroup information file...
When i try to create a new DB, open an old one, or setup a new workgroup file I get this message:
"Workgroup Administrator couldn't create the workgroup information file. Make sure that you have specified a valid path and file name, that you have....... ... ... ..destination drive (-3100)".
Needless to day - the drive has enough space (Ive tried it on several drives). I am the computer admin, I have tried to create a new workgroup file, uninstall and reinstall Access, reinstall JET engine 4.0sp8, enabeling all relatively-relevant system services. Nothing helps.
I dont know if it has anything to do with the problem but: I cant find the JET engine on the add/remove program list.
What can I do?
Hmmm... The page that I get to usng that link does reference the registry. I'm not sure what you are seeing.
Anyway, there are a number of settings that control where Access looks for the workgroup files. I suspect that something might be mildly hammered up there, since many Jet-based applications like to "fudge" those registry values for better security.
OK - I have finally solved this problem.
After reinstalling office 2003 completely, which ofcourse didnt help, and fiddling with the registry, which was set up correctly, I just downloaded an older version of the JET engine (4.0sp3), and viola - all is fine.
DAMN!!! M$ has some poor QA.