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Access 2000 security issue

I hope someone can help me out set up the security properly.



I have Microsoft Access 97 and Access 2000 in my computer and I developed my 
database with Access 2000 with the updated patch SP-3.



I had no trouble to create a workgroup and successfully to run the security 
wizard and the group permissions. Everything seemed to work fine as expected 
as long as both mdb and mdw files were in the same folder.



Unfortunately, the problem came up when I renamed or moved the folder and 
did not join the workgroup to the specific folder. There would be no more 
log-on prompt when I opened up the database. In order words, people would be 
able to make a backup copy and open it up in any computer with the default 
(or any) workgroup file.



I checked the default user group and the permission had been completely 
removed (after running the security wizard). The default admin account was 
no longer with the admins group.



I even followed Microsoft recommendation to create a new empty database and 
import all objects from the secured database in order to work around the 
security issue with the Access 97. So far, none of measures was successful.



Anyone can shed the light on the issue?



Thanks


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I can only recommend that you download the Security FAQ from 
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/207793/en-us. It is many pages, and it 
contains no filler-material (all the content is information).  Read it, 
study it, and repeat... then try out what you think you know on a _copy_ of 
your database.

Be prepared to make a few mistakes, from which you recover by making yet 
another copy of the original, and continuing with your exploration.

There could be other reasons, but my first guess as to the cause of what you 
are experiencing is that you developed the database while not logged in to a 
/ the Workgroup file, so you were under the default login of "Admin", thus 
making Admin the owner... the owner can always get in... and, when you moved 
to another folder, you were using Access again with the default user id of 
"Admin" so you could, of course, get in.

There is a step in the FAQ for changing ownership of the database to a 
userid that is in the workgroup file.

Again, that may not be your problem, so read the FAQ carefully, follow it 
carefully (miss a step and you may end up with a database so insecure that 
anyone can get in, or one so secure that even you can no longer get in).

I don't like "joining workgroup files", so place an icon on the user's 
desktop with command line statements that open the database with the 
appropriate workgroup file... and do the same for any secured databases I 
have on my machine, too.

 Larry Linson
 Microsoft Access MVP


"Edmund" <labcheung@yahoo.com> wrote in message 
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>I hope someone can help me out set up the security properly.
>
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> I have Microsoft Access 97 and Access 2000 in my computer and I developed 
> my database with Access 2000 with the updated patch SP-3.
>
>
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> I had no trouble to create a workgroup and successfully to run the 
> security wizard and the group permissions. Everything seemed to work fine 
> as expected as long as both mdb and mdw files were in the same folder.
>
>
>
> Unfortunately, the problem came up when I renamed or moved the folder and 
> did not join the workgroup to the specific folder. There would be no more 
> log-on prompt when I opened up the database. In order words, people would 
> be able to make a backup copy and open it up in any computer with the 
> default (or any) workgroup file.
>
>
>
> I checked the default user group and the permission had been completely 
> removed (after running the security wizard). The default admin account was 
> no longer with the admins group.
>
>
>
> I even followed Microsoft recommendation to create a new empty database 
> and import all objects from the secured database in order to work around 
> the security issue with the Access 97. So far, none of measures was 
> successful.
>
>
>
> Anyone can shed the light on the issue?
>
>
>
> Thanks
>
> 


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bouncer (4168)
6/24/2007 7:00:07 AM
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