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Hello - I'm getting ready to deploy an Access 2010 app, and I'm having a surprisingly hard time finding general information that does not center around deploying as a run time app.

Does someone know of an article that just discusses preventing the users from getting to the Nav Pane and Options?

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Basically, you should split the database into back-end (data) and front-end (everything else).  This allows you to modify the front-end and deploy the new version without the hassle of dealing with the data stored in the same file.  The data tables in the back-end are presented as linked tables in the front-end.  You can do this manually, or use the Database Splitter wizard (Database Tools > Move data > Access Database).

You should also deploy the front-end in ACCDE format (File > Save & Publish > Make ACCDE).  This prevents any end users from making changes to your design or code.

Lastly, you should set options in the front-end (File > Options > Current database) to restrict user activity:
Uncheck "Display Navigation Pane"
Uncheck "Use Access special keys"
Uncheck "Allow Full Menus"
Uncheck "Allow default shortcut menus"

You can create your own custom ribbon, but this is a much more advanced process and should definitely be approached in another question.

Good luck!
Graham Mandeno [Access MVP 1996-2013]
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Thanks to all - those were all helpful

It looks like setting the database property "AllowBypassKey" still works in Access 2010; otherwise, is there a newer, better way to keep the users from being able to bypass the startup options and get to the nav pane?
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