Access security. .mdw on a network share.
Posted on 2005-03-30
I have a question about access security. What's the best way to impliment user level security on an access database accessed from a shared folder?
I tried creating a shortcut and placing it on the share. Problem is the path to the msaccess.exe is different for the various clients. So when clicking the shortcut
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\MSACCESS.EXE" "\\nt1\shared\Database - Access Data\Investors Converted.mdb" /WRKGRP "\\nt1\shared\Database - Access Data\Security.mdw"
It will not always work if if the path is different that above.
So, it tried it the other way by selecting "I want to make this my default workgroup information file" when going through the security wizard. Problem is that it works on the one pc creating the security but all the other clients are denied permissions. Also, this security is applied to all other access databases on this client, which is not needed.
I think I'm just not understanding the fundimentals of access security. Any idea's?