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I am creating a micrososft database and am going to use security- ( access 2003)-
If I create a C# form for users to work with database - can I still use the microsoft access security to protect data I don't want to be seen?
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE ) earned 2000 total points
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You can - but if you're not working directly in the Access interface, then ULS can be somewhat of an overkill. In your C# application, you can simply use queries to limit what users see - they wouldn't be able to direclty access the Tables from your application, so you wouldn't run the risk of users stumbling on your tables.

Of course, users could get to the backend, if they find it. In that case, you would prefer to have some sort of security in place, and ULS could certainly qualify for that.
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Thanks LSM- I wonder if I could ask you one more question-
If I put an access database on a network running Windows 2003 server. Is there anyway the admin can lock the folder the access database is in? and would that then mean that anyone with admin permisson could get into folder- or could it be locked only to be able to be opened by a a certain user?
I know this may be server question-
and can a .net app still interface with a database locked in a folder.
thanks -
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No - users must have at least Modify permissions on the Folder hosting the database.
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