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Security MS Access 2003 - create a new user group?

P: 12
Once again on the db I have inherited...

I have read numerous posts about how to set up security in access and have printed out the step by step instructions I found a link for from another post and will try it.

My question is,

I have inherited a MS 2003 db that had user groups and users set up, I have found the .mdw file and can get the user names but not the passwords. They are not written down anywhere that I can find. This db resides on a MS 2003 server as a shared database. We are having no problems loggin in atm, I'm pretty sure we are all using the default admin account as the log in.

I want to set back up the security and since I can't get the passwords for the users (who have all left the company) I wanted to start a new user group with new passwords. Is this going to create an issue?

Should I rename the old .mdw file and then set up the new security? Or is there an easy way to get the passwords?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Emmi
Jul 12 '07 #1
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JConsulting
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P: 603
Once again on the db I have inherited...

I have read numerous posts about how to set up security in access and have printed out the step by step instructions I found a link for from another post and will try it.

My question is,

I have inherited a MS 2003 db that had user groups and users set up, I have found the .mdw file and can get the user names but not the passwords. They are not written down anywhere that I can find. This db resides on a MS 2003 server as a shared database. We are having no problems loggin in atm, I'm pretty sure we are all using the default admin account as the log in.

I want to set back up the security and since I can't get the passwords for the users (who have all left the company) I wanted to start a new user group with new passwords. Is this going to create an issue?

Should I rename the old .mdw file and then set up the new security? Or is there an easy way to get the passwords?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Emmi

I don't believe that the Scripts policy is to assist with anything concerning password "hacking". You can create a new security group, then just re-add your users if that's the way you wish to go.

If it's passwords that you want to gain...Access is known to be prone to password hacking. google the same..and I'm sure you'll find what you're after if THAT's the direction you want to take.
J
Jul 12 '07 #2

P: 12
Don't really need the passwords since all the employees in the old user groups have left the company. Just wanted to make sure that setting up a new users and user groups wouldn't cause any problems before I started.

And if I asked an inappropriate question, sorry didn't mean to go against any policy, didn't realize what I was actually asking for was a hack. :-)

Thanks for the help!

Emmi
Jul 12 '07 #3

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