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MS Access - Lock backend database as Read-Only

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I have a split MS Access database with the backend on a network share and the frontend on each end-user desktop.

There are no updates permitted to the backend database tables.

How can the backend database be secured as Read-Only to prevent unwanted changes and still leave the frontend completely open for the end-user to create their own forms, queries and macros ?
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the front end user and do anything they want without effecting the backend.
since the front end will be all linked tables, they won't be able to change  the table structure.
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hey, i got your feedback, let me explain:

>>There are no updates permitted to the backend database tables.
-------On a backend database, users can't make changes unless they find the database under the network and open it thru the network.    But your backend should only be tables, and nothing else.  Thus any form changes won't be possible.
-------if you're afraid of them changing the table structure, then you can put a system administation password on the database so they can't open it without  a password.  (but they can still link to the tables)

They user will still be able to make changes to their Front end database as it won't effect the backend.
Remember, the backend is tables
the frontend is LINKED table, queries, forms, reports, macro's, modules.
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