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A2003 - "Code May be Harmful" message

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Is is possible to turn this message off? It currently pops up every time
my app is opened.

Using XP Pro if that's relevant.

Thanks.
Nov 13 '05 #1
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In Access 2003, it is *really* annoying to be told your database is unsafe
every time you open it. Lower your macro security setting:
Tools | Macro | Security | Low

If you do not see that menu option, right-click the toolbar area, customize,
and reset the Menu Bar. For more information, see:
http://office.microsoft.com/assistan...roduct=acc2003

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"Keith Wilby" <ke*********@AwayWithYerCrap.com> wrote in message
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Is is possible to turn this message off? It currently pops up every time
my app is opened.

Using XP Pro if that's relevant.

Thanks.

Nov 13 '05 #2

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"Allen Browne" <Al*********@SeeSig.Invalid> wrote:
Lower your macro security setting:
Tools | Macro | Security | Low

If you do not see that menu option, right-click the toolbar area,
customize, and reset the Menu Bar. For more information, see:
http://office.microsoft.com/assistan...D=HP0105043210
33&CTT=8&Origin=EC011081751033&Product=acc2003


Thanks very much Allen.
Nov 13 '05 #3

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"Allen Browne" <Al*********@SeeSig.Invalid> wrote:
In Access 2003, it is *really* annoying to be told your database is
unsafe
every time you open it. Lower your macro security setting:
Tools | Macro | Security | Low


Thanks Allen, is it a "per application" or "per PC" feature? Do I have to
go around all users PCs to set this?
Nov 13 '05 #4

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Per PC. Yes.

Really annoying, isn't it?

In combination with the JET warnings you can end up having to choose the
non-default answer to 3 complex dialogs, where is it not even obvious where
the question is that you are answering, *every* time you want to open one of
your own databases, unless you are willing to do something that Microsoft
explicitly says is "not recommended".

I wonder if this was done to intentionally damage Access?

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Allen Browne - Microsoft MVP. Perth, Western Australia.
Tips for Access users - http://allenbrowne.com/tips.html
Reply to group, rather than allenbrowne at mvps dot org.

"Keith Wilby" <ke*********@AwayWithYerCrap.com> wrote in message
news:Xn************************@10.15.188.42...
"Allen Browne" <Al*********@SeeSig.Invalid> wrote:
In Access 2003, it is *really* annoying to be told your database is
unsafe
every time you open it. Lower your macro security setting:
Tools | Macro | Security | Low


Thanks Allen, is it a "per application" or "per PC" feature? Do I have to
go around all users PCs to set this?

Nov 13 '05 #5

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Allen Browne wrote:
Per PC. Yes.

Really annoying, isn't it?

In combination with the JET warnings you can end up having to choose the
non-default answer to 3 complex dialogs, where is it not even obvious where
the question is that you are answering, *every* time you want to open one of
your own databases, unless you are willing to do something that Microsoft
explicitly says is "not recommended".

I wonder if this was done to intentionally damage Access?


Either that or just sheer thoughtlessness, why not just go ahead and
stick a warning on every exe file you click on... oh hang on, they did
that to Win 2003 server, at least on files on a network drive.

I thought the whole point of a computer was to run programs, sheesh what
would GM say now if Microsoft built cars? Warning, you are about to
engage first gear, this may make the car go forwards and hit something,
are you sure?

* Stay in neutral (recommended)
* Turn engine off (really recommended)
* Select first gear (not recommended)
* select reverse (not recommended)

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Nov 13 '05 #6

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Trevor Best <nospam@localhost> wrote:
Either that or just sheer thoughtlessness, why not just go ahead and
stick a warning on every exe file you click on... oh hang on, they did
that to Win 2003 server, at least on files on a network drive.


Someone just showed me that one today in Win 2003 Terminal Server. Reckon they
really, really want me to sign my code.

Tony
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Nov 13 '05 #7

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Tony Toews wrote:
Trevor Best <nospam@localhost> wrote:

Either that or just sheer thoughtlessness, why not just go ahead and
stick a warning on every exe file you click on... oh hang on, they did
that to Win 2003 server, at least on files on a network drive.

Someone just showed me that one today in Win 2003 Terminal Server. Reckon they
really, really want me to sign my code.


A client? If a client asks I'll say OK, they can can pay for my Verisign
subscription.

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