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Access Error # 3033

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I am new to Access Security, so please bear with me.

When I try to open up a certain 97 Access Database, I get the following message:

You do not have the necessary permissions to use the <name> object. Have your system administrator or the person who created this object establish the appropriate permissions for you. (Error 3033)

The person who created this database is no longer with my company. I have the appropriate User Name and Password, I just don't know how to enter the database. I'm aware of the mdw database, which I think should contain the "workgroup" of allowed users. Again, when I try to open this mdw database I get the same message.

Is there a way for me to access either of these databases? It would seem to me that containing the appropriate User and Password info should enable some sort of workaround.
Dec 14 '07 #1
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Rabbit
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Just having any username and password doesn't help much if that account doesn't have the permissions to do anything.

You need the administrator username and password. Beyond that we can't help you bypass security.
Dec 14 '07 #2

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Just having any username and password doesn't help much if that account doesn't have the permissions to do anything.

You need the administrator username and password. Beyond that we can't help you bypass security.
When I say that I have the username and password, I mean that I have the username and password of the person who created the database, who I assume is the administrator.

Does that help?
Dec 18 '07 #3

Rabbit
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When I say that I have the username and password, I mean that I have the username and password of the person who created the database, who I assume is the administrator.

Does that help?
Not if he didn't give himself administrator privileges to the database. He could have created two for himself for security purposes. One as a user and one as an administrator.

Now, what username and password are we talking here? If we're talking about a computer account. And that database is joined to a workgroup, then you need the workgroup administrator account information. Or, vice versa, if you have the workgroup administrator account information then your computer account doesn't have the proper privileges to access that file. In the first case, there's nothing we can do for you if you can't get in touch with that person. In the second case, your IT people should be able to change your privileges on the computer account for you.
Dec 18 '07 #4

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