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    two copies opening (97)

    I've created an Access database that is for everyone in the company to access and sign up for our running club. The web person put a link out on our web page which links directly to the Access file, which is on our company server in my share file. But whenever someone uses the link on the web to get to the file, it opens two copies. I have it opening right up to the entry form, so one copy opens to that and one copy opens and immediately minimizes. So you don't really notice until you close and then on the taskbar there is another copy open. Does anyone have any ideas at all?? The people in IT are telling me that it has something to do with the .ldb file not going away, so it's somehow linking to that too. They are stumped and so am I. I know this isn't alot of information and it's hard to say without actually seeing it, but if anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it.

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    Re: two copies opening (97)

    We will need to know what the link on the Web page looks like in order to be able to help you - sorry.
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    Re: two copies opening (97)

    This is the link to the web page:

    http://intranet.mnpower.com/fpnet/hr/welln...ners_signup.htm

    Once you get to the web page, this is the link to the file:

    file://userd/dknoll$/share/running_striders2-04.mdb

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    Re: two copies opening (97)

    I don't have an answer for two copies running problem, however, note the web page URL in your reply is for what is obviously a company Intranet site. Anyone not on your network (meaning almost anyone reading this) will not be able to open this site. Tried it anyway as test, got "Cannot find server" page from IE, "The page cannot be displayed", etc. The site would have to be on a public server for anyone to check it out. You may have to get your local IT guys to resolve this issue.

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    Re: two copies opening (97)

    I know this Access file is on an intranet site and we only want people within the company to be able to access it. I knew nobody here would be able to actually go to the site but I thought maybe the link was requested because you could tell something from the way it was written. I really don't know anything about the web part of this and I don't know of anything with Access that would cause it. We have an IT department but they're telling me they're stumped too. One thing they said is that the .ldb file stays in the folder all the time instead of going away. I guess that means that because of this link, somehow the file is always read as open and the .ldb file never goes away. They thought that maybe the link was connecting to the .ldb file too. I don't know if that makes sense though.

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    Re: two copies opening (97)

    Not a lot of sense unfortunately. There are a number of technologies that can be used to put a database out on the web. Most of them don't involve running Access anywhere but the server, and even in that case many times just the Jet engine is actually used. So which method did the people who created this use, ASP, Data Access Pages (doesn't really work with Access 97), or the static pages that can be created in versions as early as 95. Or are you actually running Terminal Services and executing Access on the server for each person who uses the database? This sort of thing is what I meant by asking about the properties of the link - <img src=/S/sorry.gif border=0 alt=sorry width=15 height=15> I wasn't more clear.
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