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Auto close Database Link 
Brent Rinehart     
Sun 6/28
What would be the easiest way to auto close a database that is left open on a user's computer? I would like the database to close after say 1 hour of no activity on any form.
Richard Rost    
Sun 6/28
If the database is on your computer, you can do something like this:

Set db = GetObject("C:\MyDatabase.ACCDB")

But that only works if it's on the same computer you're working on. Seldom helpful. The only two ways to close an application remotely is to either connect to their system using something like Remote Desktop OR have a timer form running on their system that checks a linked table for a value/command to close once every hour.

It's funny you ask this, because right now I'm working on a project to remotely update objects (tables, queries, forms, etc.) on databases across a network. It's working great and is about 95% complete. The only problem I'm having is with Modules. They're a pain. I'm getting ready to publish what I've completed so far with the caveat that Modules are still a work in progress. MOST updates are to forms, and that's what I've made sure is working well.

Adding the ability to remotely shut down a workstation would be handy. I'll add it to this project. Look for it in the next day or two. I'm calling it ObjectCopy because the purpose is to copy objects from a central shared folder down to workstations. They have to run an event timer form, but it can be made to stay in the background or only run on startup. In your case, you'd want to let it run continuously and check every hour.
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