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How do you password protect back end databases in MS Access 2007?

Posted on 2010-11-20
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I was given a database that has a front end (forms, tables, code, etc) and two back ends (tables, passwords,respectively).

I need to password protect the two back ends. If I link the front end to back end tables and then password protect the back ends (open exclusive and set passwords), I get  an incorrect password message when I try to open the tables from the front end. How can I set passwords in the back ends so that the back end tables can be opened via the front end?
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by:peter57r
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You have to apply the password to the backend first and then link the front-end to the backend tables - at which time you will be asked for the password.
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by:PDSWSS
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There lies the problem. It does not ask for the password when I attempt to link the tables. Instead  a window opens that says  "not a valid Password" when I attempt to link the tables. This apparently is not the expected behavior. Any idea how to fix this? Another MS bug?
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by:peter57r
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How are you trying to set up the links?
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by:PDSWSS
ID: 34180396
I open the front end, choose link table manager, choose the box to the left of each table I want to link, click OK and browse to the BE dB that contains those tables and click OK -

Then the password error shows up instead of asking for my password.
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peter57r earned 2000 total points
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You need to delete all the (linked)  tables from the front end and then add the links again through External Links.
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by:PDSWSS
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I just deleted all the linked table and Link table manager is no longer available. How do I add the links back through external links?
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by:PDSWSS
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External links were no problem. Thank you very much for helping me solve this very frustrating problem.
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Thanks again.
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