Access2 Attached Tables Pathing on Network

We are running an MS ACCESS 2 application where the data is stored in a separate database from the "front end".  The "front End" (Run Time version) is installed on each work station while the data mdb is to be installed on a LAN.  The tables from the data.mdb are attached to the front end mdb and are shared among multiple users.  Rather than installing the data.mdb by pathing it to a specific drive (ie H:\directory\data.mdb) we have been told to use the universal naming convention (UNC) to identify a specific location on the LAn (ie \\Server_name\location\directory\application) without identifying a specific drive letter.  Can this be done in Access 2.  If so, HOW do we do it?!!  Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!
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innovateCommented:
Hi director,

There are two ways of achieving this.

1) manually
2) Code (New attach or re-attach same or new location)

1)

First share your directory (resource) on the source machine (data)
In these examples the machine will be PC1 and share name Share1.

From the file menu select Attach Table.
Select Microsoft Access.
In the File name Dialogue box type the full UNC path to the Access database like

\\PC1\Share1\DbName.mdb

Then press OK.  IF you've got the path name right this will work fine and you can select the desired table.

In code

Use transfer database or the Connect property

TransferDatabase
Function attach ()
Dim strDatabase As String, strTable As String

strDatabase = "\\PC1\Share1\DbName.mdb"
strTable = "Mytable"

DoCmd TransferDatabase A_Attach, "Microsoft Access", strDatabase, A_TABLE, strTable, strTable

End Function

Re-attach an exisitng table using UNC's

Function reAttach ()
Dim db As Database, td As TableDef

Dim strDb As String, strTable As String

strDb = "\\PC1\Share1\DbName.mdb"
strTable = "Mytable"

Set db = CurrentDB()
Set td = db.Tabledefs(strTable)

td.Connect = ";Database=" & strDb & ";TABLE=" & strTable

Set td = Nothing
db.Tabledefs.Refresh
Set db = nothing

End Function

Enjoy
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directorAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your help!
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