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HELP! Working through the "Trusted Site" security "feature"

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RWC
Hello,

I have a database that I need to connect with that resides on my personal
intranet server. I'm on a different subnet than this server (running
through two different gateways). When I try to open the database from my
laptop, I get the warning

"Microsoft Access cannot open this file This file is located outside your
intranet or on an untrusted site. Microsoft Access will not open the file
due to potential security problems. To open the file, copy it to your
machine or an accessible network location".

After looking at the help file, I'm told that I need to add this IP address
to the "Trusted Sites" area in my Explorer browser Internet Options (the
security tab). After following the instructions to a T, and then venturing
off into trying different configurations based on additional error messages,
I still cannot connect to this database, even though it is in the "Trusted
Sites" area.

This is my own network, databases that I have created, there is no network
administrator (other than me) and changing my IP / subnet / gateway is not
an option, this is a problem that I'm trying to work through and not around.
Any help or leads or "point me in the right direction" are more than
welcome.

Thanks in advance!
RWC
Nov 13 '05 #1
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Nevermind....got it working...finally.

Thanks!

"RWC" <he*************************@shaw.ca> wrote in message
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Hello,

I have a database that I need to connect with that resides on my personal
intranet server. I'm on a different subnet than this server (running
through two different gateways). When I try to open the database from my
laptop, I get the warning

"Microsoft Access cannot open this file This file is located outside your intranet or on an untrusted site. Microsoft Access will not open the file
due to potential security problems. To open the file, copy it to your
machine or an accessible network location".

After looking at the help file, I'm told that I need to add this IP address to the "Trusted Sites" area in my Explorer browser Internet Options (the
security tab). After following the instructions to a T, and then venturing off into trying different configurations based on additional error messages, I still cannot connect to this database, even though it is in the "Trusted
Sites" area.

This is my own network, databases that I have created, there is no network
administrator (other than me) and changing my IP / subnet / gateway is not
an option, this is a problem that I'm trying to work through and not around. Any help or leads or "point me in the right direction" are more than
welcome.

Thanks in advance!
RWC

Nov 13 '05 #2

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RWC wrote:
Nevermind....got it working...finally.


Thanks for sharing that with us, is this a private solution or can
anyone know about it? :-)

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Nov 13 '05 #3

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"Trevor Best" <nospam@localhost> wrote in message
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RWC wrote:
Nevermind....got it working...finally.


Thanks for sharing that with us, is this a private solution or can
anyone know about it? :-)

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Good one. CDMA will be going to 100% anonymous responses pretty soon, so
you're way ahead of the curve.
Nov 13 '05 #4

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RWC
Yes, Read the instructions, follow the instructions, then reboot windows
before testing.

"Trevor Best" <nospam@localhost> wrote in message
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RWC wrote:
Nevermind....got it working...finally.


Thanks for sharing that with us, is this a private solution or can
anyone know about it? :-)

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Nov 13 '05 #5

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RWC
Oh, but don't reboot the computer and server again, because it won't
re-connect. ;) Hope this helps :D

"Trevor Best" <nospam@localhost> wrote in message
news:41***********************@auth.uk.news.easyne t.net...
RWC wrote:
Nevermind....got it working...finally.


Thanks for sharing that with us, is this a private solution or can
anyone know about it? :-)

--

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\\ \\ Windows is searching
\ \ For your sig.
\ \ Please Wait.
\__\

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