How do i sequence a database to open with already sequenced Microsoft access 2003.

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Posted by: turbokitty 12 years ago
6th Degree Black Belt
If the "mdb" extension is already associated with the virtualized Access on the target machine, I'd think you could just sequence a shortcut that references the database on your network. When your user clicks the shortcut, Access would open the db.

Or are you trying to virtualize the whole database?
Posted by: kkaminsk 12 years ago
9th Degree Black Belt
I typically keep the databases on the network (unless the client needs them to be portable) and make an MS Access sequence with any additional dependencies. Every time an application is requested I just add a new OSD to the Sequence with the pointers that are requried. As I add the application I make sure to add the OSD to the SPRJ file so that if someone else needs to upgrade the sequence or completely republish the sequence there will be no issues with the added OSD files. Then while publishing the xtra shortcut I switch the file type on the import wizard to be OSD and not SPRJ to simplify the import process (avoid the duplicate application error).
Posted by: turbokitty 12 years ago
6th Degree Black Belt
That's genius. *noted* haha
Posted by: gizmolala 12 years ago
Third Degree Blue Belt
Am new to sequencing. I've sequenced office 2003. Am planning to create a sequenced shortcut that will open using the sequenced access 2003. Can you please give me step by step guide
Posted by: turbokitty 12 years ago
6th Degree Black Belt
I would do what Kkaminsk suggested to you.

Create an OSD (which is a kind of shortcut) that points to the database on the network and then add the OSD to your sequence for Office.

You can control who sees the shortcut by adding a security group to the "access permissions" tab on the OSD in the management console.

I wouldn't try to do too much with Softgrid without some training. The infrastructure is very simple to get a grasp on.. but the sequencing has a learning curve.
Posted by: BadShadd 12 years ago
Orange Senior Belt
If you're sequencing Office 2003, a shortcut does get created for each the Office components by default, but you can always customize its location through the SoftGrid Management Console (i.e. Desktop, Quicktray, Start -> Programs -> Microsoft Office).
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