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I am writing an Access program using Access 2000.

There may be a small market for the application aI am writing and I would
like to do two things.

First I'd like to prevent a user from going into the Design View and
changing the application or copying the tables.
Is there a way to stop the user from going intothe design view.

Second is there any way I can prevent casual copying and distribution of the
Access application.

I will probably distribute the application on a CD.

Thanks
Jul 7 '06 #1
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On Fri, 07 Jul 2006 03:06:56 GMT, "RICHARD BROMBERG" <no*****@att.net>
wrote:

It's interesting how small producers seem to be more concerned about
this than others.
First, distribute an MDE so your source code is not in there, and thus
protected.
If you want more protection, such as against changing the db design,
consider that one of the few ways to approach this is to use
Access-level security which is difficult to apply correctly and can be
broken anyway.

-Tom.

>I am writing an Access program using Access 2000.

There may be a small market for the application aI am writing and I would
like to do two things.

First I'd like to prevent a user from going into the Design View and
changing the application or copying the tables.
Is there a way to stop the user from going intothe design view.

Second is there any way I can prevent casual copying and distribution of the
Access application.

I will probably distribute the application on a CD.

Thanks
Jul 7 '06 #2

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