User Level Security Access 2010

Hi Experts,

I have a split database in which I would like different users to have access to different forms and reports in the front end.  Some user groups need all of the access ribbons and options hidden where I just want the main Navigation form to launch.  (I know how to have the database open to the navigation form, but I can't figure out how to hide all of the Access banners and tools.)

I've been scouring the Internet and watching/reading tutorials yet I can't figure out a solution to replace the user level security options available in earlier versions of Access.  (I only have Access 2010 so I cannot use an earlier version to create the database).

Any ideas or resources on how I can accomplish the above would be much appreciated.
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE )Infotrakker SoftwareCommented:
Peter's Software has LASsie: http://www.peterssoftware.com/las.htm

Or you can roll your own. Here's the beginnings of that:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Microsoft/Development/MS_Access/Q_28208543.html#a39401343

That's a somewhat rudimentary system, but it works to direct users to specific forms and such.

Note too that none of theses techniques provide any level of data security at all. For that, you'd have to move to SQL Server et al
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
...And just to be clear:
<I only have Access 2010 so I cannot use an earlier version to create the database>
Not sure what you mean here, because with Access 2010 you can open, use, and create databases in the .mdb format

...So, ...if your database is still in the .mdb format, you should still be able to use ULS.
However , this link states that it is only recommended for apps with existing ULS in place.

Now, ...If your db is now in the .accdb format, then I don't recommend trying to convert it back to the .mdb format just so you can use this functionality.

JeffCoachman
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