Discussion in 'Access Security' started by Jackie, May 20, 2010.

  1. Jackie

    Jackie Guest

    I created a database in Access 2007 and need to move it to a common drive.
    This information needs to be accessible for everyone who has the drive to
    view the contents. How do I secure the database so that only 2 of us can
    make changes or add to the database while everyone else can only view it?
    Many thanks. Jackie
    Jackie, May 20, 2010
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  2. First of all you need to split the database so that only the data in the
    tables is on the common drive. Failure to do that and sharing forms, etc.
    will result in corruption After you have split the database, put a copy of
    the front-end (everything nut the tables) linked to the data tables on the
    common drive, on each user's workstation.

    Now to get to your question: What you are asking for is User-Level Security.
    The new ACCDB file format does not support that. If you are using that
    format, convert it to an MDB to get that functionality: Here are some
    articles to read to help you secure properly:

    Security FAQ

    Lynn Trapp's summarization:

    KB articles:;en-us;q165009

    Joan Wild's articles:
    Arvin Meyer, MCP, MVP
    Co-author: "Access 2010 Solutions", published by Wiley
    Arvin Meyer [MVP], May 21, 2010
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