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Application-defined or object-defined error in Access 2000

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Students at the school where I work are getting the error
"Application-defined or object-defined error." when trying to document
their Access databases. If you open the documenter window, select a
table and click OK, it works. If you click options and then click OK
the above error message comes up. When logged in as administrator, the
error does not happen. I assume that it is therefore a permissions problem.

I have used google, and an American college has had the same problem in
one of their classrooms, and it was attributed to Access not having been
installed properly. In google groups I found one post from 2 years ago,
but it never got answered. Can anyone help me please?
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-Luke-
If cars had advanced at the same rate as Micr0$oft technology, they'd be
flying by now.
But who wants a car that crashes 8 times a day?
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Nov 13 '05 #1
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Anyone?

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-Luke-
If cars had advanced at the same rate as Micr0$oft technology, they'd be
flying by now.
But who wants a car that crashes 8 times a day?
Registered Linux User #345134
Nov 13 '05 #2

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Since, as you say, the problem goes away if you have Administrative
permissions, you are probably correct that it is a permissions problem. Try
giving everyone Full Control of the Microsoft Office folder and subfolders
in Program Files. Also, do a search of the hard drive to see where the
wizards are installed and do the same for that folder.

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Wayne Morgan
MS Access MVP
"beav At wn DOT com DOT au" <"beav At wn DOT com DOT au"> wrote in message
news:40********@quokka.wn.com.au...
Students at the school where I work are getting the error
"Application-defined or object-defined error." when trying to document
their Access databases. If you open the documenter window, select a
table and click OK, it works. If you click options and then click OK
the above error message comes up. When logged in as administrator, the
error does not happen. I assume that it is therefore a permissions problem.
I have used google, and an American college has had the same problem in
one of their classrooms, and it was attributed to Access not having been
installed properly. In google groups I found one post from 2 years ago,
but it never got answered. Can anyone help me please?
--
-Luke-
If cars had advanced at the same rate as Micr0$oft technology, they'd be
flying by now.
But who wants a car that crashes 8 times a day?
Registered Linux User #345134

Nov 13 '05 #3

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Wayne Morgan wrote:
Since, as you say, the problem goes away if you have Administrative
permissions, you are probably correct that it is a permissions problem. Try
giving everyone Full Control of the Microsoft Office folder and subfolders
in Program Files. Also, do a search of the hard drive to see where the
wizards are installed and do the same for that folder.

I tried changing permissions on the Office folder, and it didn't help.
I wasn't aware that the wizards are kept somewhere else. Where would I
look for them? (ie what names/file extensions?)

--
-Luke-
If cars had advanced at the same rate as Micr0$oft technology, they'd be
flying by now.
But who wants a car that crashes 8 times a day?
Registered Linux User #345134
Nov 13 '05 #4

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Wayne Morgan wrote:
Since, as you say, the problem goes away if you have Administrative
permissions, you are probably correct that it is a permissions problem. Try
giving everyone Full Control of the Microsoft Office folder and subfolders
in Program Files. Also, do a search of the hard drive to see where the
wizards are installed and do the same for that folder.

Update: I have done the above, and the problem still exists. I then
did it as Admin, and it worked, so I searched for all files, and sorted
by last modified, and provided full access to all those files that were
modified at the time that I used the documenter. Still no luck. It
must therefore be permissions to access. Shame you can't sort by last
accessed...
--
-Luke-
If cars had advanced at the same rate as Micr0$oft technology, they'd be
flying by now.
But who wants a car that crashes 8 times a day?
Registered Linux User #345134
Nov 13 '05 #5

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The wizards have an mdz extension. I found them in my computer under
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Offce\Templates\1033, so if you adjusted the
permissions on the Microsoft Office folder and its subfolders, then this
will have already been done.

My next guess would be the folder that the documenter is using to output its
file or using for temporary storage as it builds its file. I don't know
where this is though. It could also be registry keys that they don't have
permission for.

--
Wayne Morgan
MS Access MVP
"beav At wn DOT com DOT au" <"beav At wn DOT com DOT au"> wrote in message
news:40********@quokka.wn.com.au...
Wayne Morgan wrote:
Since, as you say, the problem goes away if you have Administrative
permissions, you are probably correct that it is a permissions problem. Try giving everyone Full Control of the Microsoft Office folder and subfolders in Program Files. Also, do a search of the hard drive to see where the
wizards are installed and do the same for that folder.

Update: I have done the above, and the problem still exists. I then
did it as Admin, and it worked, so I searched for all files, and sorted
by last modified, and provided full access to all those files that were
modified at the time that I used the documenter. Still no luck. It
must therefore be permissions to access. Shame you can't sort by last
accessed...
--
-Luke-
If cars had advanced at the same rate as Micr0$oft technology, they'd be
flying by now.
But who wants a car that crashes 8 times a day?
Registered Linux User #345134

Nov 13 '05 #6

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Wayne Morgan wrote:
The wizards have an mdz extension. I found them in my computer under
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Offce\Templates\1033, so if you adjusted the
permissions on the Microsoft Office folder and its subfolders, then this
will have already been done.

My next guess would be the folder that the documenter is using to output its
file or using for temporary storage as it builds its file. I don't know
where this is though. It could also be registry keys that they don't have
permission for.

That seems to be it. What a pain. We have decided to give the students
local Admin permissions on the computers they are using for the duration
of the class. Let's hope they don't do anything stupid...

%$@# Microsoft...

--
-Luke-
If cars had advanced at the same rate as Micr0$oft technology, they'd be
flying by now.
But who wants a car that crashes 8 times a day?
Registered Linux User #345134
Nov 13 '05 #7

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