Hi, My idea is to use Access 2003 as frontend and SQL Server 2005 as the backend. I tried to dig out info on this, however, very hard. A lot of books only mention MSDE on SQL7 or SQL2000. The issues is when i tried to created a new table or view, the system prompted me my design won't be saved. Currently, my Access 2003 is connected to the SQL 2005. It seems i need to download some patches to solve this issue, but what patch do i need ? Howard.