By using this site, you agree to our updated Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Manage your Cookies Settings.
434,916 Members | 1,286 Online
Bytes IT Community
+ Ask a Question
Need help? Post your question and get tips & solutions from a community of 434,916 IT Pros & Developers. It's quick & easy.

Using Access through a Web Server

P: n/a
Hello,

I've built a DB I would like to use in an Intranet through web, this
way a small group of people can gain access by typing the address in
their browser. It is a small DB, with a few tables. I've built a
couple of Web pages using Access (2003), and later an index with both
links to the pages, using Word. Well it works. But as soon as I try to
make it work through a web server (I've tried with the free ones
first, like Apache or Abyss, and later with IIS from Microsoft), and
was unable to run it properly. It doesn't allow me access to my DB. I
wonder what the problem is, and how to solve it. I was unable to find
information about this subject. Please, I need help. I don't know
about programming either (because I think this way I could solve
it...)

Thanks a lot,

KS.
Feb 13 '08 #1
Share this Question
Share on Google+
1 Reply


P: n/a
You are trying to do something that is not supported by either Access or the
web servers. If you want to remotely execute an Access database on the
server over the web you'll need to use Microsoft Terminal Services and/or
Citrix Metaframe, or similar. Or, you could use Front Page with the
Database Interaction Wizard to create a web-based database application, or
the Expression Web successor to Front Page; or third party software such as
Adobe (formerly Allaire) Cold Fusion (that requires a CF server, which is
not even close to free); or create a web app using ActiveX Server Pages,
..asp or ASP.NET, or several other languages which have support for
ODBC-compliant databases.

Larry Linson
Microsoft Office Access MVP
"konradson" <Oc***************@gmail.comwrote in message
news:7f**********************************@v4g2000h sf.googlegroups.com...
Hello,

I've built a DB I would like to use in an Intranet through web, this
way a small group of people can gain access by typing the address in
their browser. It is a small DB, with a few tables. I've built a
couple of Web pages using Access (2003), and later an index with both
links to the pages, using Word. Well it works. But as soon as I try to
make it work through a web server (I've tried with the free ones
first, like Apache or Abyss, and later with IIS from Microsoft), and
was unable to run it properly. It doesn't allow me access to my DB. I
wonder what the problem is, and how to solve it. I was unable to find
information about this subject. Please, I need help. I don't know
about programming either (because I think this way I could solve
it...)

Thanks a lot,

KS.

Feb 14 '08 #2

This discussion thread is closed

Replies have been disabled for this discussion.