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  1. #1
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    Question Unanswered: accessing a shared database

    I have a small database used by 15 people. It is in a shared directory and they are directed to a shared system.mdw file. Groups are defined. Clicking on a desktop shortcut links them to the databsae and the system.mdw file.

    It works on eveyone's pc except for two people. The receive a Microsoft Access Error: "Could not use 'Admin'; file already in use."

    Any ideas on how to get araound this?

  2. #2
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    This is what I do and have not had any problems

    have a
    BackEnd(data)
    frount End (Screen/Querys/reports)

    Put the BackEnd on the Server

    then in the Frount End I Map the Table by \\servername\MSdata$\data.mdb
    this way i don't have to map the drive (what user can not see can't delete)

    I copy Screen the user computer

    this also cut down on the network traffle

    Knock on wood I have not had a problem with this setup in the last 6 year.

    the only down side is the Updateing of the screens

    I have 2 ways of doing this
    1. I have a VB program a menu system that check the server for updates

    2. in the startup I use to have a Batch file that would copy the file from the server to the user computer.
    hope this help

    See clear as mud


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