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setting up workgroup in ACCESS to control access to  Tables/Queries/Forms/Reports

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Hi,

  I like to know how to set up the access database if I want to set different permission level for network users.
  Say there is two users: John and Susan and each user would have only have access to certain Forms and Reports.
  I know it is a long process, but I would appreciate it if someone take me thru step by step.
 
Thanks.
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What version of Access? Access security only applies to mdb files, not accdb.


It is a long process and so I doubt if anyone will do a step by step.
Attached is the best paper on the subject.

Until you are quite sure what you are doing, only practice on stuff you are happy to throw away.
AJMAccessSecurity.pdf
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I have been developing database programs using Access 2000 thru 2003. Recently users started buying office 2010. How is 2010 different from 2003 and older?
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The issue on Access security is which file format you are using.

mdb files can use Access workgroup security in all versions including A2007/2010

The accdb format was introduced in A2007 and is the default file format from that point on.
accdb files cannot use Access workgroup security ; if you convert from an mdb to an accdb the security features are lost.  There is no replacement feature, it is just gone.

Office 2010 looks totally different from Office 2003 and earlier because menus and toolbars are replaced with the ribbon.  
If you have a mixed-version user population then you must continue to develop using the older version.
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