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Setting up User names and passwords

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    knightjp is offline Novice
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    Setting up User names and passwords

    hey guys,



    I've just finished updating an access database which I uploaded onto a shared folder in a server.
    Since there are going to be other people who will be accessing the database, I need to give them "Read-Only" rights, saving the editing features for myself alone.
    I've tried to do it using the Security Wizard and it gave me a shorcut on my desktop. I copied the shortcut onto another persons PC and it worked. That person had the correct rights and everything. But a problem arose when a person with Office 2007 tried to copy the shortcut and use it. The shortcut seemed to be linked to my PC. Is that true? Since then, I've reverted to the backup and removed all security options altogether.

    How do I create user accounts and passwords for the database while the file is on the shared folder?

    Julz

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    islo is offline Novice
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    I have been in this kind of situation before. I solved mine by saving the main database in the shared drive. Then I made another copy of this DB. This copy has all the tables linked to the original copy.
    Now all you need to do is distribute the DB with the linked tables to all users.

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    knightjp is offline Novice
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    I solved the problem.

    I split the database. Then loaded both ends onto a shared folder. Then I ran the security wizard and had the wizard set up a shortcut onto my machine. I copied the shortcut to the shared folder. Then I had all the users copy the shortcut and now all of them can access the DB at the same time.

    Some say that this might cause problems, so far it hasn't.

Please reply to this thread with any new information or opinions.

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