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    how to find out what workgroup db created with? (97)

    Is there some way to find out what workgroup a mdb is created with b/c when I created my backend mdb I did so with a workgroup but don

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    Re: how to find out what workgroup db created with? (97)

    What do you mean by "the workgroup's logon" and "the mdb password logon"? Access security only provides one login dialog. Workgroups are "joined" not logged into.
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    Re: how to find out what workgroup db created with? (97)

    I mean the access logon that first appears. If you

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    Re: how to find out what workgroup db created with? (97)

    But you said the login was popping up. If the userid and password works, that's a pretty good sign that you've joined the right workgroup. As far as I know, there isn't any way to "find out" what workgroup was used to create the security on a database. It's your job as the person who created it to keep track of stuff like that.
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    Re: how to find out what workgroup db created with? (97)

    the login is popping up yes, but in my case is not using the right workgroup b/c the password remains blank when it ought to have something in it.

    I split this backend from its frontend using a particualr workgroup & the front end uses the proper id/password logons but this back end doesn

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    Re: how to find out what workgroup db created with? (97)

    <hr>the password remains blank when it ought to have something in it<hr>
    You mean when you type in a password, it remains blank instead of showing asterisks?
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    Re: how to find out what workgroup db created with? (97)

    I think what is meant is that no password is required to start the database. The only way I know of to get a different workgroup (without using the Access Workgroup Administrator) is to specify it on the command line when you start the database.

    Arage - are you starting either database using a shortcut on the desktop that uses the /wrkgrp as a part of the command line?
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    Re: how to find out what workgroup db created with? (97)

    No I meant, that when I login I ought to specify a password b/c the workgroup requires it, but instead the password is set to blank.

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    Re: how to find out what workgroup db created with? (97)

    correct Wendell, i do use a shortcut specifiying the workgroup it ought to use & yet, i'm allowed to logon without specifying a password.

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    Re: how to find out what workgroup db created with? (97)

    The point is that both your front-end and your back-end should be using the same workgroup file. Otherwise you don't get the same users and groups - AND PASSWORDS. We almost never use the /wrkgrp parameter to start a database. Also note that if you don't specify it, then Access uses the one pointed to in the Registry which is what the Workgroup administrator changes.
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