Solved

MDW Workgroup File Clean Up

Posted on 2004-09-13
3
5,388 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-05

I currently have a MDW workgroup table that was originally created some time ago.

Since this file has an “MDA” file extension, I assume that it was originally created with Access 95.

This old workgroup table is currently being used in about 60 Access97 databases, with 90 defined Users and 10 user groups.

Unfortunately, the programmer who originally created the file did not document the process. So I do not know the Name, Organization and Workgroup ID that would uniquely identify the authenticity of the file.

This workgroup file works fine. So, I can live with it if I have to.

None the less, it would be desirable to have a new clean and fully documented workgroup file before starting the process of converting our 60 Access97 databases to Access2003.

Unfortunately, I can see no way to get such a workgroup file without doing quite a bit of work.

It seems to me that the only way I can get a new clean and documented workgroup file for use with all these databases is:

1) Create a new MDW file.
2) Perform entries to define all the users and user groups in the new MDW file
3) Remove all security from our secured databases
4) Re-establish all the permissions for all objects for all the databases using the new clean and documented MDW file

 Given the large number of users and databases this would be a substantial project.

Is there an easier way?


0
Comment
Question by:BudG
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 57

Accepted Solution

by:
Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE) earned 250 total points
ID: 12052661
<<Is there an easier way?>>

  No.  Without knowing the Organization Name, Workgroup ID, and PIDs, there is no way to rebuild a file that would duplicate all the SIDs.  Desecuring the databases and then resecuring with a new workgroup file is the only option.

Jim.
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:okorsal
ID: 12551674
I have a datase and i mistakenly ran the wrkgadm.exe on it and it created a secured.mdw. the only way to access this database is by a shortcut icon. is there a way to get rid of the shortcut icon and use the original database?
0
 
LVL 57
ID: 12553690
Please post this as a new question.

Jim.
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

It’s the first day of March, the weather is starting to warm up and the excitement of the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day holiday can be felt throughout the world.
In earlier versions of Windows (XP and before), you could drag a database to the taskbar, where it would appear as a taskbar icon to open that database.  This article shows how to recreate this functionality in Windows 7 through 10.
Learn how to number pages in an Access report over each group. Activate two pass printing by referencing the pages property: Add code to the Page Footers OnFormat event to capture the pages as there occur for each group. Use the pages property to …
With Microsoft Access, learn how to start a database in different ways and produce different start-up actions allowing you to use a single database to perform multiple tasks. Specify a start-up form through options: Specify an Autoexec macro: Us…

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question