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Automating wrkgadm.exe

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I can't find anything that says yes or no, but is it possible to pass parameters to wrkgadm.exe so I can script it. Our environment has 3 different workgroups that I'm constantly toggling back and forth between. It ends up being a real drag.

Thanks in advance.
Josh
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Why don't you just start up each appropriate database using its correct workgroup file via the /wrkgrp Access command line parameter?
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You do this by creating a shortcut for your application, then right-click:Properties, and in the "Target" textbox create a shortcut path in the following format:

{Location of msaccess.exe} {Location of your application} /wrkgrp {location of app's .mdw file} /user {username} /pwd {password}

UID and PWD are optional.  Surround anything with spaces with double-quote marks.  So...

"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\Msaccess.exe" C:\MyApp.mdb /wrkgrp c:\MyApp.mdw /user me /pwd foo

Hope this helps.
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While this is correct, and we use this technique for an end-user's shortcuts, it's not quite what I'm looking for.

I want to script the Workgroup Administrator, not Access. I find that as I am working with multiple files in my development environment, I need to switch workgroups. While I _could_ make shortcuts for each database, I really feel that that would be more trouble than it's worth.
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afaik the Workgroup Administrator file does not accept command switches, so you're only option is to use shortcuts for each database.  
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