Is it possible to create an MDE from an Access 2000 DB with ULS


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a_ryan1972

Hi, I created a database using Access 2000 and I used the User Level Security
Wizard for security. I created one account without a password using Full
Data and my own account is an Admin account and has a password. So, after
putting security on, I created an MDE. When I try to open the MDE I get a
message saying I don't have permission. Is this possible? I put the
security on so that I am the only person able to modify design. However, I
wanted the MDE to keep the file smaller. This database is going to have
thousands of records.

What is my best option.

Thank you.
 
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a_ryan1972

My other question is: is it possible to create the database and security
using the User Level Security Wizard on my computer and then transfer the
files to another computer and just change the location of the target in the
properties of the shortcut?

Thank you.
 
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Tom van Stiphout

On Fri, 26 Mar 2010 12:30:01 -0700, a_ryan1972

Any time ULS doesn't do what you expected, it's one more reason to
download, study, and fully understand the Microsoft Access Security
FAQ from microsoft.com before proceeding. You can actually lock
yourself out if you're not careful and think you can just click-click
apply this level of security. Shame on MSFT for not making clear this
is an advanced topic. At least they came to their senses with A2007
ACCDB format and left ULS out of the equation (hint, hint).

Modify design issues should be dealt with by deploying a compiled
version (mde, accde) IMHO.

It does appear from your description you have what we call a
"monolithic application" meaning a single db with tables and forms
etc, and multiple users accessing this db (presumably from some
network share). This is a REALLY BAD IDEA. Use your search engine to
locate the many articles about this subject, and you will understand
you should split your app in front-end and back-end.

-Tom.
Microsoft Access MVP
 
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Tom van Stiphout

On Fri, 26 Mar 2010 12:42:01 -0700, a_ryan1972

Yes. Once ULS has been applied correctly, one can put the .mdw file on
the server and point all users to it with this shortcut:
<path_to>msaccess.exe <path_to>your.mdb /wrkgrp <path_to>your.mdw

-Tom.
Microsoft Access MVP
 

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