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Special Edition Using Access 97, Second Edition by Roger Jennings

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Sharing Your Access Database Files with Other Users

While you're learning how to use Access and designing your first Access applications, you use Access in single-user mode and maintain exclusive use of the database files you create. If your application is designed for use in a networked environment, however, you set up a workgroup for the users who will share the database you created. The following sections describe how to create a directory for sharing files, modify Access applications for a multiuser environment, and set up a workgroup to provide security for shared .mdb files.

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If you intend to share your Access applications, make a backup copy of System.mdw, preferably on disk. Use the backup copy to make a new System.mdw file in case ...

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