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Access database used as OS interface?

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Kind of...

A new customer has just called and asked if I could achieve the following:

A front end screen with four buttons:

Button 1 launches an Access DB
Button 2 launches another (currently unknown) application
Button 3 launches another (currently unknown) application
Button 4 launches another (currently unknown) application

The user will have no access to the desktop, start button, etc.

It's kind of and internet Cafe situation with out the internet. Can access
be used to block access to rest of the PC or should I be looking a group
policies to do this?

Any pointers would help.

Thanks,

Paul
Jan 6 '06 #1
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Paul H wrote:
Kind of...

A new customer has just called and asked if I could achieve the following:

A front end screen with four buttons:

Button 1 launches an Access DB
Button 2 launches another (currently unknown) application
Button 3 launches another (currently unknown) application
Button 4 launches another (currently unknown) application

The user will have no access to the desktop, start button, etc.

It's kind of and internet Cafe situation with out the internet. Can access
be used to block access to rest of the PC or should I be looking a group
policies to do this?

Any pointers would help.

Thanks,

Paul


It's not hard to do with Access using the Shell command, but it sure
seems like a Waste to load a whole Access app just to do that. Is VB an
option?
Jan 6 '06 #2

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You still want to look at group policies. The normal
way to do this is to set a policy so that the anonymous
user can only get to MSACCESS.EXE at login, and the
user is logged out when MSACCESS.EXE closes, and that
is normally achieved by using a policy.

(david)

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Kind of...

A new customer has just called and asked if I could achieve the following:

A front end screen with four buttons:

Button 1 launches an Access DB
Button 2 launches another (currently unknown) application
Button 3 launches another (currently unknown) application
Button 4 launches another (currently unknown) application

The user will have no access to the desktop, start button, etc.

It's kind of and internet Cafe situation with out the internet. Can access
be used to block access to rest of the PC or should I be looking a group
policies to do this?

Any pointers would help.

Thanks,

Paul

Jan 9 '06 #3

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