Looking for some guidance. My company uses an application with an access database pointing to the C drive by default, but would like it to point to a network drive. The database path can be modified within the program itself, but I am looking for a way to automatically point and link to the network location when the program is installed. Is there a string of code that needs to be added to an ini file or something? I have a way to modify the msi if need be. Thanks for your help
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Looking for some guidance. My company uses an application with an access database pointing to the C drive by default, but would like it to point to a network drive. The database path can be modified within the program itself, but I am looking for a way to automatically point and link to the network location when the program is installed. Is there a string of code that needs to be added to an ini file or something? I have a way to modify the msi if need be. Thanks for your help


you should be able to capture this with a snapshot (easy if you have something like wise).

are you talking about the linking the app shortcut to the network or the linked database feature within access?
Answered 12/28/2005 by: aogilmor
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linked database feature within access
Answered 12/28/2005 by: rj01
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in that case I'd look at something like an access runtime (mde files) -- it should be able to encapsulate a linked database on a network drive, among other things. Have a look around MSFT web site, they may provide tools for such, or your version of access may come with some of that capability. Access 2003 can make MDE files. [8D]
Answered 12/29/2005 by: aogilmor
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