Prevent users from opening network version of Access application
Posted on 2013-06-20
Hi Experts. I'm looking for some advice on how to prevent users from opening a network version of a front-end. I have users opening the application by way of a batch file shortcut which copies the front-end to the user's local machine while retaining a link to the back-end. This prevents users from making changes to the front-end and also gives them the most current of the application each time they open it.
A client of mine has a user going into the network version and making changes to query and report designs, etc.
Can you give me some ideas on how to prevent this? I have a development copy in another location on the network and can keep doing things that way - but sometimes the user will leave the front-end in a locked state which causes problems too.