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Re: Win2K3SP2 - Find out what's using MS Access [message #163871] Tue, 09 June 2009 11:47
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Hello Tony,

Maybe somebody is using it locally with a mapped drive. The lock file is
created when it is open, so also if used within Access on remote machines.

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Meinolf Weber
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> Hi All,
> First of all, I'm not a server admin, so please bear with me. I've
> got an Access 2K database on a Win2K3 server, SP2, that is used for
> lookups by a third-party app. Beyond the fact that it's suggested
> that Office apps are not installed on servers, I've got a question.
> From time to time, one of the Access tables indicates that it's in use
> by 'admin' on the machine. This ends up creating a lock file and an
> automated process that repopulates the database can not run. I know
> that the automated process is not 'using' the table and Access does
> not show that it's running in Task Manager. Is there any way I can
> find out what's using the table? Any suggestions are appreciated and
> please let me know if additional information is needed.
> Thanks
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