Simultaneous users - how many users can have a DB open at the same time
Posted on 2007-11-30
I have developed a simple Access database (recruitment) and we have entered all the necessary data. Now all entries have to be reviewed by the relevant departments and everyone may have to do certain modifications to the entries (the data, not the design of the DB objects), approximately 30 people at the same time.
Today I was told that some people - when opening the database - would receive a message that it was read-only. The DB is shared on a folder running Windows Server 2003, the permissions are correct (I asked them to try and copy a Word document into that folder, try to modify it and save it and it was possible), so it can't be that. I tried opening the DB myself (I'm the Admin) and I get the same error message.
As a result, I assume that this is an Access restriction (maybe total number of simultaneous users opening the DB). Or maybe something else? Maybe I have to create a Workgroup file? I'm not really an Access expert, so any step by step guide would be really ehlpful.
Thanks in advance.