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Developer 2000 query

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I am deploying an Access 2000 package using developer 2000, some of the users have access 2000 and some don't. The users without Access 2000 on their machines can't edit the design of the database but the ones with 2000 can. How do I stop this?

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Hello reido2,

Access RT doesn't have capability to change Access database, normal version of Access doesn't prevent modifying mdb file if the security options are not set.

1. Set the security options that users cannot change objects.
2. Compile your front-end database (user interface) from .mdb to .mde. Forms, Reports and code cannot be altered in MDE files.
3. If you don't want users to open server database, rename server database (where the tables are located) to .dat that it cannot be opened with Access. You can use linked tables.

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Paasky

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I wonder why the runtime install lets users with Access2000 to go into design mode (albeit if security is not set).

Doesn't make sense to me.
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Your right, I was thinking that if I disabled the menus etc then I wouldn't be able to package the database but all I have to do is do both at the same time.

Thanks for the tips.

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