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."
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
the aim is store once, not store multiple times
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Progaming environment: Access based on my own environment: DAO3.6/A97/A2000/A2003/A2007/A2010 VB based on my own environment: vb6 sp5 ASP based on my own environment: 5.6 VB-NET based on my own environment started 2007 SQL-2005 based on my own environment started 2008 MYLE YOUR PASSWORD IS JUST LIKE YOUR TOOTHBRUSH DON'T SHARE IT.