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Installing Access on XP Home

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Quick question: Using XP Home, should Access be installed in the Admin account, or in an
individual users account. If its installed in the Admin account, is it available to
everyone? I am a W98 user who is upgrading, and am uncertain about these things.

John Baker
Nov 13 '05 #1
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"John Baker" <jo********@comcast.net> wrote in message
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Hi:

Quick question: Using XP Home, should Access be installed in the Admin
account, or in an
individual users account. If its installed in the Admin account, is it
available to
everyone? I am a W98 user who is upgrading, and am uncertain about these
things.


You have to be an administrator to install anything on XP but Access will
run under a limited user account. The only thing I'm aware to watch for is
file permissions - all users need RWXD permissions to the folder where an
mdb file resides.

HTH - Keith.
www.keithwilby.com
Nov 13 '05 #2

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Keith wrote:
"John Baker" <jo********@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:2j********************************@4ax.com...
Hi:

Quick question: Using XP Home, should Access be installed in the Admin
account, or in an
individual users account. If its installed in the Admin account, is it
available to
everyone? I am a W98 user who is upgrading, and am uncertain about these
things.

You have to be an administrator to install anything on XP but Access will
run under a limited user account. The only thing I'm aware to watch for is
file permissions - all users need RWXD permissions to the folder where an
mdb file resides.

HTH - Keith.
www.keithwilby.com

One caveat that I discovered - if you are installing Access 2000 make sure that your users
have permissions to the temp directory. Access 2000 compacts to that directory and then
copies the compacted .mdb back to its source folder but it will retain the permissions of
the temp directory. That may lock out your users. Affects only Access 2000 on XP.

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Nov 13 '05 #3

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