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Help with Acces Runtime 2002

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Hi,
in our terminal server environment only a small group of people shall
be allowed to create databases using MS Access 2002.
All the other users should be able to read and use the
database/application created by the Office Developer Package wizard.
I've tested this on one Access-database, and the package installs and
works perfectly, when the users click the shortcut to the
DB-application (installed by the package wizard).

As you know, Access Runtime installs its own "copy" of MS Access in
the folder C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Access
Runtime\Office10\-folder...
The users MUST have read access to the folders and files here, in
order to use the packaged applications created by the package wizard.
But... if/when a user browse to the location mentioned above, the can
of course start the MS Access-executable, and furthermore create their
own databases...

Is it possible to prevent users from launching the file msaccess.exe
from C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Access
Runtime\Office10\-folder...??
I only want them to be able to launch "finished" applications, not
create new ones themselves... (due to licensing....)

Any tips??

best regards,
m.
Nov 13 '05 #1
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You should re-check your assumptions. The Access runtime can not be used to
create new databases, nor can it edit any existing one. By purchasing the
developer edition that contains the runtime and installer, you bought a
"unlimited" license to the runtime that you can distribute to as many users
as many times as you want.
-Ed

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Hi,
in our terminal server environment only a small group of people shall
be allowed to create databases using MS Access 2002.
All the other users should be able to read and use the
database/application created by the Office Developer Package wizard.
I've tested this on one Access-database, and the package installs and
works perfectly, when the users click the shortcut to the
DB-application (installed by the package wizard).

As you know, Access Runtime installs its own "copy" of MS Access in
the folder C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Access
Runtime\Office10\-folder...
The users MUST have read access to the folders and files here, in
order to use the packaged applications created by the package wizard.
But... if/when a user browse to the location mentioned above, the can
of course start the MS Access-executable, and furthermore create their
own databases...

Is it possible to prevent users from launching the file msaccess.exe
from C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Access
Runtime\Office10\-folder...??
I only want them to be able to launch "finished" applications, not
create new ones themselves... (due to licensing....)

Any tips??

best regards,
m.

Nov 13 '05 #2

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