Getting access error; This file is located outside your intranet or an untrusted site...

Posted on 2011-05-10
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I am trying to access a database located on our local server but get the following error:
This file is located outside your intranet or a untrusted site. Microsoft access will not open the file due to potential security problems.
I am using microsfot access 2002 and have a 2003 SBS server.
This machine has XP professional on it. The machine was used off the network for sometime and has only recently been joined. Used the existing user account and added to the network via; system, system properties, computer name, change, entered our domain. We have restarted the machine to get it on the network.

If we copy the database from the server and paste onto the desktop we can open without any problems.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.
Question by:rutlandict
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    You can also try this:

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    by:Jeffrey Coachman
    This is an issue with running older software.

    This was an issue that was fixed to a great extent in Access 2007 with the advent of "Trusted Locations"

    But in your case it seems that (oddly enough), this needs to be fixed through IE...
    See here:


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    The resolve was to "Uncheck" the box marked “Automatically detect intranet network.” from your linked instructions. worked perfectly. Thanks for the quick and easy to follow resolve to my problem .

    Thanks to all the Experts for their posts.

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