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    Opening secured Access 2K app in Access XP (Access 2000 & XP)

    Okay, I see this is going to be a long transition.

    I upgraded to Access XP (not by choice) and need to open an Access 2K application that I secured using a workgroup information file. From the help file I'm gathering that all I needed to do is create a shortcut like I did before with the workgroup switch. This is what I did:

    CatabaseCitrixRoadMapOncology2K.mdb /wrkgrp "CatabaseCitrixRoadMapRoadMap.MDW"

    It will open the database (due to the way it set up the security), but wont allow me access to the tables which I secured. I also modified the MDW path to jibberish, and it still opened up the database just fine - again without access to the tables I secured. Either way, it will not display the sign in dialog.

    How do you create a shortcut to open up a specific MDB file using a specific MDW file in XP?

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    Re: Opening secured Access 2K app in Access XP (Access 2000 & XP)

    /wrkgrp is a command line option of Access.
    So you have to add the path to MSAccess.

    "C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOfficeMSACCESS.EXE" CatabaseCitrixRoadMapOncology2K.mdb /wrkgrp CatabaseCitrixRoadMapRoadMap.MDW
    (Check your path for MSACCESS.EXE)
    and you need to add quotes only if the path contains spaces.
    Francois

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    Re: Opening secured Access 2K app in Access XP (Access 2000 & XP)

    Thank you Francois, that worked perfectly

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