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link table with ms access 2010 over the inernet

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i have two ms access 2010 databases , one holding the tables and the other is holding the
 code , forms and reports, i linked them using link table and on startup of the code database,
 i refresh the link and make sure all tables are
available.. all is working great and solution is deployed on a LAN , now i want to install the
code database in another location and still be able
to link the database through the internet, i used a VPN after i mapped a network drive that contain the database with tables,
i could connect, but it is un stable and keep disconnecting.. is there another way ??
 
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by:pwindell
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Access is not designed to work like that.  Being unstable and disconnecting is exactly what I would expect from it in that situation.  I am almost shocked it even works at all.

If you want a network functional database use one of the free "express" versions of SQL Server.  You can probably keep the Access "front end" and use the SQL Server tables as the backend.

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by:raed_malhy
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thanks for the reply , if i linked the tables from sql express using ODBC , do i get client server performance ? i am using sub forms and need the linked tables in my database.
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I don't know that you need ODBC,...using DSNs are considered "bad",...those things are throwbacks to the mid 1990's.   You want a "DSN-less" connection.  
Anyway SQL Server is a "server",...it is designed specifically to be used across a network,...unlike Access which is specifically design not to be over a network.

That is probably the most I can tell you. Any other questions need to be targeted at an SQL Server specialist,...not "networking guys".  Look like your question was spread across too many forums on different themes.
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by:raed_malhy
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i know u r right , but i was trying to get some ideas to solve this issue ... any way i will give u the points cause i will link with sql server tables,  thank u
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i ddnt get full solution but at least i had an advice to change to sql
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