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How to best protect a MS Access Database

LillyC
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Hello

Does anyone know the best way I can protect an Access Database which I am currently developing and looking to sell 'off the shelf'?

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You have to distribute as a MDE/ACCDE; a DB with the source code stripped out.

Beyond that, there are a couple of products on the market that you might want to look at:

http://www.peterssoftware.com/ka.htm

 allows you to handle license keys, trial editions, etc.

 and if your really serious about protecting:

http://www.everythingaccess.com/mdeprotector.asp

Jim.
Jim Dettman (EE MVE)President / Owner
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Commented:
and FYI Crypto Locker is another product out there for protecting Access DB's.  I know LSMConsulting (Scott McDaniels) has used that one and likes it.

Jim.
LillyCDatabase Developer

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Thanks very much Jim, lots of solutions for me to look at.