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Network/Reference errors when I bring database from home to work

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  1. Dart

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    I've been working on a database at home, and when I bring a copy into work on
    a CD it always has either a Network Connection error or a Reference error of
    some sort. I have Access 2000 at home and in the office so there shouldn't
    be any compatibility problems. Any ideas on why I'm experiencing these
    issues?
     
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  3. Douglas J Steele

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    The References error is likely due to differences in what software's
    installed on your machines at home and at the office.

    The Network Connection error could be because your home machine hasn't had
    all of the Office service packs installed: that sounds like a particularly
    nasty bug that was fixed in one of the Office 2000 SPs.

    --
    Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    http://I.Am/DougSteele
    (no e-mails, please!)


    "Dart" <Dart@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:894886A6-A051-4EC2-8F75-226E9CABDEF7@microsoft.com...
    > I've been working on a database at home, and when I bring a copy into work

    on
    > a CD it always has either a Network Connection error or a Reference error

    of
    > some sort. I have Access 2000 at home and in the office so there

    shouldn't
    > be any compatibility problems. Any ideas on why I'm experiencing these
    > issues?
     
  4. Dart

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    Re: Network/Reference errors when I bring database from home to wo

    Thanks for the response, but I believe I have downloaded all the Service Paks
    to my home system. Since I have always used it for work projects I try to
    keep upto date on the downloads. As for the References - I like I have more
    software on my home machine than the office. I take a look at the References
    from home tonight and uncheck any that may not be on the office equip.

    Again, Thanks

    "Douglas J Steele" wrote:

    > The References error is likely due to differences in what software's
    > installed on your machines at home and at the office.
    >
    > The Network Connection error could be because your home machine hasn't had
    > all of the Office service packs installed: that sounds like a particularly
    > nasty bug that was fixed in one of the Office 2000 SPs.
    >
    > --
    > Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    > http://I.Am/DougSteele
    > (no e-mails, please!)
    >
    >
    > "Dart" <Dart@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:894886A6-A051-4EC2-8F75-226E9CABDEF7@microsoft.com...
    > > I've been working on a database at home, and when I bring a copy into work

    > on
    > > a CD it always has either a Network Connection error or a Reference error

    > of
    > > some sort. I have Access 2000 at home and in the office so there

    > shouldn't
    > > be any compatibility problems. Any ideas on why I'm experiencing these
    > > issues?

    >
    >
    >
     
  5. Douglas J. Steele

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    Re: Network/Reference errors when I bring database from home to wo

    It's not simply ones that may not be on the Office machine. If they're not
    the same version, you can run into problems.

    Fortunately, it's only a problem with those references that you're actually
    using: you don't have to go through the whole list!

    --
    Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    http://I.Am/DougSteele
    (no private e-mails, please)


    "Dart" <Dart@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:90760999-29A4-448A-B254-7D139D159F25@microsoft.com...
    > Thanks for the response, but I believe I have downloaded all the Service
    > Paks
    > to my home system. Since I have always used it for work projects I try to
    > keep upto date on the downloads. As for the References - I like I have
    > more
    > software on my home machine than the office. I take a look at the
    > References
    > from home tonight and uncheck any that may not be on the office equip.
    >
    > Again, Thanks
    >
    > "Douglas J Steele" wrote:
    >
    >> The References error is likely due to differences in what software's
    >> installed on your machines at home and at the office.
    >>
    >> The Network Connection error could be because your home machine hasn't
    >> had
    >> all of the Office service packs installed: that sounds like a
    >> particularly
    >> nasty bug that was fixed in one of the Office 2000 SPs.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    >> http://I.Am/DougSteele
    >> (no e-mails, please!)
    >>
    >>
    >> "Dart" <Dart@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:894886A6-A051-4EC2-8F75-226E9CABDEF7@microsoft.com...
    >> > I've been working on a database at home, and when I bring a copy into
    >> > work

    >> on
    >> > a CD it always has either a Network Connection error or a Reference
    >> > error

    >> of
    >> > some sort. I have Access 2000 at home and in the office so there

    >> shouldn't
    >> > be any compatibility problems. Any ideas on why I'm experiencing these
    >> > issues?

    >>
    >>
    >>
     
  6. Dart

    Dart
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    Re: Network/Reference errors when I bring database from home to wo

    Well, it gets better - I guess the problem actually started at home this
    time. I had worked on the database Sat morn and then downloaded some updates
    and didn't get back into it. I sent the originally request for help from
    work and when I got home I started to work on it again only to have the
    "Network may have been lost" come up on my home system. Now for the good
    part - It only does this on the one database. I can open and run any other
    database without problems. Because of this error I can't change the
    references or do anything else that might fix the problem. Do you know what
    patch will help in this situation? I looked at the updates earlier but I
    couldn't find one that addressed this. Sorry to be such a pain.
    Thanks for your help and input.

    "Douglas J. Steele" wrote:

    > It's not simply ones that may not be on the Office machine. If they're not
    > the same version, you can run into problems.
    >
    > Fortunately, it's only a problem with those references that you're actually
    > using: you don't have to go through the whole list!
    >
    > --
    > Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    > http://I.Am/DougSteele
    > (no private e-mails, please)
    >
    >
    > "Dart" <Dart@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:90760999-29A4-448A-B254-7D139D159F25@microsoft.com...
    > > Thanks for the response, but I believe I have downloaded all the Service
    > > Paks
    > > to my home system. Since I have always used it for work projects I try to
    > > keep upto date on the downloads. As for the References - I like I have
    > > more
    > > software on my home machine than the office. I take a look at the
    > > References
    > > from home tonight and uncheck any that may not be on the office equip.
    > >
    > > Again, Thanks
    > >
    > > "Douglas J Steele" wrote:
    > >
    > >> The References error is likely due to differences in what software's
    > >> installed on your machines at home and at the office.
    > >>
    > >> The Network Connection error could be because your home machine hasn't
    > >> had
    > >> all of the Office service packs installed: that sounds like a
    > >> particularly
    > >> nasty bug that was fixed in one of the Office 2000 SPs.
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    > >> http://I.Am/DougSteele
    > >> (no e-mails, please!)
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "Dart" <Dart@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:894886A6-A051-4EC2-8F75-226E9CABDEF7@microsoft.com...
    > >> > I've been working on a database at home, and when I bring a copy into
    > >> > work
    > >> on
    > >> > a CD it always has either a Network Connection error or a Reference
    > >> > error
    > >> of
    > >> > some sort. I have Access 2000 at home and in the office so there
    > >> shouldn't
    > >> > be any compatibility problems. Any ideas on why I'm experiencing these
    > >> > issues?
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>

    >
    >
    >
     
  7. Douglas J Steele

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    Re: Network/Reference errors when I bring database from home to wo

    Well, it certainly sounds like the problem described in
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=304548 (which is supposed to be corrected
    by Office 2000 SP3) If it is that issue, then unless you can follow the
    instructions in the Resolution section, your only recourse is to go to a
    recent backup.

    --
    Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    http://I.Am/DougSteele
    (no e-mails, please!)


    "Dart" <Dart@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:A30E98E1-D3FA-4A8F-A599-3E206F2A8C2B@microsoft.com...
    > Well, it gets better - I guess the problem actually started at home this
    > time. I had worked on the database Sat morn and then downloaded some

    updates
    > and didn't get back into it. I sent the originally request for help from
    > work and when I got home I started to work on it again only to have the
    > "Network may have been lost" come up on my home system. Now for the good
    > part - It only does this on the one database. I can open and run any

    other
    > database without problems. Because of this error I can't change the
    > references or do anything else that might fix the problem. Do you know

    what
    > patch will help in this situation? I looked at the updates earlier but I
    > couldn't find one that addressed this. Sorry to be such a pain.
    > Thanks for your help and input.
    >
    > "Douglas J. Steele" wrote:
    >
    > > It's not simply ones that may not be on the Office machine. If they're

    not
    > > the same version, you can run into problems.
    > >
    > > Fortunately, it's only a problem with those references that you're

    actually
    > > using: you don't have to go through the whole list!
    > >
    > > --
    > > Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    > > http://I.Am/DougSteele
    > > (no private e-mails, please)
    > >
    > >
    > > "Dart" <Dart@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > news:90760999-29A4-448A-B254-7D139D159F25@microsoft.com...
    > > > Thanks for the response, but I believe I have downloaded all the

    Service
    > > > Paks
    > > > to my home system. Since I have always used it for work projects I try

    to
    > > > keep upto date on the downloads. As for the References - I like I

    have
    > > > more
    > > > software on my home machine than the office. I take a look at the
    > > > References
    > > > from home tonight and uncheck any that may not be on the office equip.
    > > >
    > > > Again, Thanks
    > > >
    > > > "Douglas J Steele" wrote:
    > > >
    > > >> The References error is likely due to differences in what software's
    > > >> installed on your machines at home and at the office.
    > > >>
    > > >> The Network Connection error could be because your home machine

    hasn't
    > > >> had
    > > >> all of the Office service packs installed: that sounds like a
    > > >> particularly
    > > >> nasty bug that was fixed in one of the Office 2000 SPs.
    > > >>
    > > >> --
    > > >> Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    > > >> http://I.Am/DougSteele
    > > >> (no e-mails, please!)
    > > >>
    > > >>
    > > >> "Dart" <Dart@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > >> news:894886A6-A051-4EC2-8F75-226E9CABDEF7@microsoft.com...
    > > >> > I've been working on a database at home, and when I bring a copy

    into
    > > >> > work
    > > >> on
    > > >> > a CD it always has either a Network Connection error or a Reference
    > > >> > error
    > > >> of
    > > >> > some sort. I have Access 2000 at home and in the office so there
    > > >> shouldn't
    > > >> > be any compatibility problems. Any ideas on why I'm experiencing

    these
    > > >> > issues?
    > > >>
    > > >>
    > > >>

    > >
    > >
    > >
     
  8. Dart

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    Re: Network/Reference errors when I bring database from home to wo

    Thanks Douglas
    I'm going to look for all the updates that I haven't downloaded and do them
    including SP3. I appreciate all you help.

    "Douglas J Steele" wrote:

    > Well, it certainly sounds like the problem described in
    > http://support.microsoft.com/?id=304548 (which is supposed to be corrected
    > by Office 2000 SP3) If it is that issue, then unless you can follow the
    > instructions in the Resolution section, your only recourse is to go to a
    > recent backup.
    >
    > --
    > Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    > http://I.Am/DougSteele
    > (no e-mails, please!)
    >
    >
    > "Dart" <Dart@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:A30E98E1-D3FA-4A8F-A599-3E206F2A8C2B@microsoft.com...
    > > Well, it gets better - I guess the problem actually started at home this
    > > time. I had worked on the database Sat morn and then downloaded some

    > updates
    > > and didn't get back into it. I sent the originally request for help from
    > > work and when I got home I started to work on it again only to have the
    > > "Network may have been lost" come up on my home system. Now for the good
    > > part - It only does this on the one database. I can open and run any

    > other
    > > database without problems. Because of this error I can't change the
    > > references or do anything else that might fix the problem. Do you know

    > what
    > > patch will help in this situation? I looked at the updates earlier but I
    > > couldn't find one that addressed this. Sorry to be such a pain.
    > > Thanks for your help and input.
    > >
    > > "Douglas J. Steele" wrote:
    > >
    > > > It's not simply ones that may not be on the Office machine. If they're

    > not
    > > > the same version, you can run into problems.
    > > >
    > > > Fortunately, it's only a problem with those references that you're

    > actually
    > > > using: you don't have to go through the whole list!
    > > >
    > > > --
    > > > Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    > > > http://I.Am/DougSteele
    > > > (no private e-mails, please)
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > "Dart" <Dart@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > > news:90760999-29A4-448A-B254-7D139D159F25@microsoft.com...
    > > > > Thanks for the response, but I believe I have downloaded all the

    > Service
    > > > > Paks
    > > > > to my home system. Since I have always used it for work projects I try

    > to
    > > > > keep upto date on the downloads. As for the References - I like I

    > have
    > > > > more
    > > > > software on my home machine than the office. I take a look at the
    > > > > References
    > > > > from home tonight and uncheck any that may not be on the office equip.
    > > > >
    > > > > Again, Thanks
    > > > >
    > > > > "Douglas J Steele" wrote:
    > > > >
    > > > >> The References error is likely due to differences in what software's
    > > > >> installed on your machines at home and at the office.
    > > > >>
    > > > >> The Network Connection error could be because your home machine

    > hasn't
    > > > >> had
    > > > >> all of the Office service packs installed: that sounds like a
    > > > >> particularly
    > > > >> nasty bug that was fixed in one of the Office 2000 SPs.
    > > > >>
    > > > >> --
    > > > >> Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    > > > >> http://I.Am/DougSteele
    > > > >> (no e-mails, please!)
    > > > >>
    > > > >>
    > > > >> "Dart" <Dart@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > > >> news:894886A6-A051-4EC2-8F75-226E9CABDEF7@microsoft.com...
    > > > >> > I've been working on a database at home, and when I bring a copy

    > into
    > > > >> > work
    > > > >> on
    > > > >> > a CD it always has either a Network Connection error or a Reference
    > > > >> > error
    > > > >> of
    > > > >> > some sort. I have Access 2000 at home and in the office so there
    > > > >> shouldn't
    > > > >> > be any compatibility problems. Any ideas on why I'm experiencing

    > these
    > > > >> > issues?
    > > > >>
    > > > >>
    > > > >>
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >

    >
    >
    >
     
  9. aaron.kempf@gmail.com

    aaron.kempf@gmail.com
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    Re: Network/Reference errors when I bring database from home to wo

    a) are you using your mdb over a wireless network?

    you can't use mdb over a wireless network.

    more importantly; mdb over a wired network isn't reliable enough for a
    single user and a single record.

    i would reccomend throwing away MDB in it's entirety and upgrading it
    to SQL Server and Access Data Projects.

    if you're a carpenter and your hammer keeps on failing then you had
    better get a better hammer!
     
  10. Dart

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    Re: Network/Reference errors when I bring database from home to wo

    No, I'm not working or using a wireless network.

    Think we've figured out the problem - seems I'm missing a Service Pak from
    MS trying to get it downloaded now but also having problems with the install.
    Hopefully MS gets this straightened out for me.

    Thanks for the response and info - I'll keep in mind if I ever go wireless.

    "aaron.kempf@gmail.com" wrote:

    > a) are you using your mdb over a wireless network?
    >
    > you can't use mdb over a wireless network.
    >
    > more importantly; mdb over a wired network isn't reliable enough for a
    > single user and a single record.
    >
    > i would reccomend throwing away MDB in it's entirety and upgrading it
    > to SQL Server and Access Data Projects.
    >
    > if you're a carpenter and your hammer keeps on failing then you had
    > better get a better hammer!
    >
    >
     
  11. aaron.kempf@gmail.com

    aaron.kempf@gmail.com
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    Re: Network/Reference errors when I bring database from home to wo

    you PAID MICROSOFT to figure out why MDB is so ####ing flaky?

    kinda like asking Satan 'why am i a sinner'
     
  12. Dart

    Dart
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    Re: Network/Reference errors when I bring database from home to wo

    No, I'm not paying MS for their help. The help I received was free and they
    did figure out the problem and get it fixed. I may not like everything about
    MS but from what I've seen they are about the best system to use. And maybe
    with your attitude you should stop anwsering question their support site.

    "aaron.kempf@gmail.com" wrote:

    > you PAID MICROSOFT to figure out why MDB is so ####ing flaky?
    >
    > kinda like asking Satan 'why am i a sinner'
    >
    >
     
  13. aaron.kempf@gmail.com

    aaron.kempf@gmail.com
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    Re: Network/Reference errors when I bring database from home to wo

    this isn't their support site.

    it is a public newsgroup.

    it just so happens to have microsofts' name on it.
     

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