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Error 3356 You attempted to open a database that is already opened exclusively

Posted on 2007-04-02
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I recently moved an order processing database from one server to another. This database is the source for linked tables in other databases. Everything works for several hours, but eventually this error occurs when accessing data on the linked tables:
3356 Autoload You attempted to open a database that is already opened exclusively by user Admin on machine FS04.  Try again when the database is available.
I have relinked all tables and refreshed all links. This was never an issue on the old server, and no database security changes were made.
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1) earned 500 total points
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try investigating  permissions in the new server/folder location
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sounds like "Admin" has the database open with something in design view. This puts the backend database in an exclusive state. Is this possibly the case?
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by:chantalcookware
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Everything works for several hours and then seems to fail. This is why I don't suspect permissions problem. Permissions on the folder are identical to the previous server setup.
Nothing is open in design view. The source database is open to a form which checks for data in a folder and processes it accordingly. The other apps read and write to various tables within the source db. I linked these tables using full unc to the new server.
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