Hi all - We're supporting a client who has a hashed up Access system which uses a central MDB store which is connected to by Access clients (I presume via linked tables/record sets, etc...) We've upgraded their server which was improperly configured and have now set up the database in a domain. Having created a similiar system myself - we've ensured that the path is identical to the old server through the drive mapping - and with administrative rights, the users are able to access the database fine using their Acess client (although some complain of slow performance at times) This issue is when we demote the users to a normal user account in the domain - suddenly the clients cannot connect at all. Having read through some of the threads - we have ensured that the users have all permissions to the directory and the MDB file with the exception of 'full control' - but still no joy. Can anyone suggest what the issue is? As a test, I asked my supervisor to open the MDB file directly from one of the user machines and he is getting a 'read only' message on load-up. This message does not appear when the file is opened from a client machine with an administrator account.