Use Windows Scheduler to open Access 2k3 DB run macro and close the db

Posted on 2007-10-15
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Last Modified: 2008-03-23
I am having trouble with the Windows Scheduler and Access 2k3.
I have built a task using the info below and the db opens deletes records and seems to close without error.
However, the lock file for the database never closes, and this causes the web application to fail when connecting to the database.
Is there an extra step required to ensure the database is closed?
Thanks for any and all help!

"D:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\MSACCESS.EXE" "D:\www\exponhc.com\NationalHurricaneConference.mdb"  /X Macro_DeleteUnpaidExhibitors
Question by:dindryte
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puppydogbuddy earned 2000 total points
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This appears to be a bug.  One interim solution is to  use another scheduler, the free Handy Access Launcher (HAL) instead.  See the accepted answer to this link.

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ps: Something I just thought of...
make sure you don't have the "compact on close" option  set for your application.

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