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    Track Users (2000-2003)

    Is there a simple way to track users with date/time of access on shared files in a Windows XP enviroment?

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    Re: Track Users (2000-2003)

    Do you want to keep track of when and by whom data in an Access database are modified, or when and by whom fiiles in general are accessed?

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    Re: Track Users (2000-2003)

    Is this soley for the Windows enviornment or into an Access Database. As you posted in the Access area, I am uploading a Word document with some info I had stashed away that might help you...has a few links in it as well. However, at one time I had an actual history program that would tell you who was on and when...will dig around a bit for it and see if I can find it...
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    Re: Track Users (2000-2003)

    found it...it is a history.mdb file that stores what information was edited, and date and time and by whom.
    Can only give the history.mdb first...will post a second message to upload the word document help that goes with it.
    Don't ask where I found it...I surely don't remember, but the word document has the original authors email if you have any more questions about how it all works.
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    Re: Track Users (2000-2003)

    and here is the word help doc that goes with it.
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    Re: Track Users (2000-2003)

    Tracking every access at first and refining the process later.

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    Re: Track Users (2000-2003)

    Thank you, hopefully I will have a chance to review it today.

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    Re: Track Users (2000-2003)

    I'm aftraid that doesn't answer my question. I wanted to know if your original post has anything to do with Microsoft Access.

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    Re: Track Users (2000-2003)

    Sorry, Yes I need to keep track of who and when any user accesses certian dBs wether a change was made or not.

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    Re: Track Users (2000-2003)

    That is probably best handled at the Windows level. I assume that the databases are on a server; the network admin should be able to produce logs of which files were accessed when and by whom.

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    Re: Track Users (2000-2003)

    You would think so wouldn't you. Sadly this is not a "priority" issue wqith them.

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    Re: Track Users (2000-2003)

    That's a pity. It is a built-in feature of server software.

    In Access, it is relatively easy to keep track of when and by whom data are added/edited in a form (and users should never do this directly in a table or query). But AFAIK, to keep track of everyone who accesses the database is not so easy.

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