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Blinking cursor in Access 2K on TS W2k

By Shanghai Sam ·
When you connect via thin client to an Access 2000 database running on a W2K terminal server, when you move the cursor to any empty field, the cursor blinks for a long time before allowing you to input text. Moving to the same fields with the keyboard tab does not present this problem but it is very laborious as different users will fill in different fields. This behaviour is reproduced by using MS Northwind sample database as well, i.e. it is not just our db. I have not been able to find anything on the support sites. Is there a registry key I can change or any other suggestion to troubleshoot this problem. I have also checked with other people and this seems a general Access/Terminal server problem without a solution. Would appreciate any idea as I am at loggerheads.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Blinking cursor in Access ...

Did you run the Compatibility Scripts on the TS server to make Access compatible with terminal services? If not, maybe that is the problem. If you don't run the scripts, then you will have problems running applications.
Here is a URL to a Microsoftpage on the scripts:
(please remove any spaces)

hope this helps

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by manuela In reply to Blinking cursor in Access ...

This is a reply to Answer 1: I checked the link but as I thought, with O2K you use a transform file not other scripts. This has been done otherwise it would not have been possible to install the app at all on a TS server.

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