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By frec1 ·
I need someone with some experience in file and folder security on NT 4.0

I have the following set up.

My Documents on a NT file server Shared with Everybody having change permission.
The Security on this folder and the files in the folder have the following settings. There are four groups the Read/Write group, Read group and two groups with full control.

My question is I may have a user try to access an Access db and that get a message saying this file is already is use; couldn't open. What's wrong?

Thanks,
FREC

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by Don Christner In reply to folder permissions

I do not think that your problem is one of permissions. I believe that whomever opened the file first, opened it Exclusive. This means that nobody else can access the file until the person closes the file. Make sure that when you do File|Open thatthe Exclusive checkbox is not checked.

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by Tech/Admin In reply to folder permissions

I have this problem with Excel files. Once in a while a user in a file has a problem and might reboot with the file open, and the next user gets the message this file is in use you may open read only. You need to go to server in control panel and use this tool to disconnect users from the shared resource. Once you have accomplished this users should be able to access the database.

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by mdc In reply to folder permissions

What I would suggest that you do first is open the db, click on tools and then options. Click on the tab for advanced. Make sure that the db is set to shared and not exclusive. This may be the root of the problem. When another user has the db open and is looking at a particular record the record will lock, so no changes can be made while someone else has the focus. But that wont keep them from having access to it.

I hope this helps.

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