Automating Compact and Repair

I have some "Back End" databases sitting on a server. They are accessed by a user population of about a dozen folks. Some of the processes - and the sheer size of the tables - is causing the .accdb files to get bloated. Right now I am doing Compact and Repair manually on the Back End tables and have set the Front End to "Compact on Close."

Is there a way to either automate the "Compact and Repair" of the back end databases to put in behind a Utilities button? Or can it be made a "Scheduled Task" in Outlook or someplace else?

Thanks.
Buck_BeasomDatabase DesignerAsked:
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pdebaetsCommented:
Open the aps2000.mdb file while holding down the shift key. See the readme.txt file for detailed instructions.
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)President / OwnerCommented:
<<Is there a way to either automate the "Compact and Repair" of the back end databases to put in behind a Utilities button?>>

 See my comment in your other question about compacting from the FE.

<<Or can it be made a "Scheduled Task" in Outlook or someplace else?>>

 You can call Access from Windows Task Scheduler with the /compact switch:

"C:\....\MSACCESS.EXE"  "C:\...\MyDB.MDB" /compact

Jim.
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pdebaetsCommented:
Please see our (free) Application Starter utility: http://www.peterssoftware.com/aps.htm

With it you can compact a backend database file when your application first opens for the day, and on a schedule.

It also copies a "master" copy of the front-end to each local computer on a schedule, which accomplishes much the same as a compact and repair of the front-end.
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Buck_BeasomDatabase DesignerAuthor Commented:
I'm having some trouble downloading this app. It seems to be looking for an "F:" drive. Any suggestions?
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