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James Corbett 
3 months ago
Hi All,
I've built a CRM using Access, multiple users have a front end on their laptops and connect to the back end located on the office server.
we had to alter the trusted locations using the registry editor for it to work in the office but that is fine now.
the trouble comes when we try to connect from home, we use a VPN to connect to the server. when we are using excel spreadsheets it's fine just the usual yellow bar enable editing. but I'm really struggling to get access to recognise the back end database in the server as a trusted location. any ideas would be appreciated. thanks
Adam Schwanz
3 months ago
You may need to use the full name of the file location with the network IP address or hostname included (like \\192.168.1.1\Share\Access\ Also make sure you have allow network locations on.
James Corbett
2 months ago
thanks Adam, that seemed the correct way to do it for me too, but when I try to add the trusted location by typing the exact address it says "the path you have entered cannot be used as a trusted location for security reasons" no other explanation just computer says no.
if I try to browse to it, when I select the location it reverts the address to just the drive letter "A:".
I fear it may be time for a drastic rearrangement of the whole setting, which is a polite way of saying it's going to get thrown out of the window.
thanks for your help
Kevin Yip
2 months ago
Richard made a video on 4 methods of using Access online ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cxdCcSZ4dY ), and one of the methods is not using Access, but instead using SQL Server, which is more suitable for the Internet.  Also, even if or when you figure out how to get this working, you will still likely need to re-design your database to minimize data transfer, due to the relatively slow speed of the Internet compared to a local network.  Your forms, queries, etc. would need to retrieve/send as little data as possible to account for the slow speed of the Internet.
James Corbett
2 months ago
I did watch that video, and I have got SQL server downloaded whicc I was aiming to implement as the long term plan. I do need to get moving with that I think. A second question then, if I may, does Richard have any training material on SQL server. there's lots of resources on youtube, but I've become accustomed to Richards voice and style, in the words of sinead oconnor, nothing compares.
cheers
Adam Schwanz
2 months ago
Access SQL Server Online all you need to know to get started.

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