troubleshooting Question

Error 3048 Too Many Databases

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I have an MS Access database (2007-2013 format, .accdb) split into front & back end. It was developed on a Windows 10 PC and uses tabbed subforms. The live environment is  also on a Windows 10 PC with just 2 users, the second user on a separate PC with their own FE copied onto that PC when starting the database.
It seems to run fine on the development PC but on the live environment they are coming across the Error 3048 "too many databases" problem.
I've done a lot of research on this error and I understand the difficulties in pinning it down but I've made the following changes:
1) All DAO datasets are closed and the associated "set" commands are all cleared to "nothing"
2) I've replaced all "DLookUp" with Allen Browne's "ELookUp" routine
3) I've tried late binding on some of the tabs so that all recordsets are not populated when starting
The problem is still happening after making these changes & from what I've read it looks like I need to re-design the application but this is a major decision for the users to take & I'm wondering if there are any other things I could try as a stop-gap. I'm considering the following:
1) Forms that use queries as the RecordSource - would there be less overhead if I were to use SQL statements rather than queries?
2) Would a SQL back-end running on the local PC solve this problem?
I'd be grateful for any suggestions please.
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