We have a 2003 DB that sits on a file server and is shared by multiple users. Users on my LAN can all access the DB simultaneously without a problem, but the user at a remote sight cannot open the DB if anyone is in it. When the remote user tries to open the DB it just sits there and does nothing, no error messages or anything. If no one is in the DB then the remote user can open the DB without a problem. If the remote user is in the DB my local LAN users can open the DB. So basically the remote user has to get into the DB first and then my local LAN users get in. Unfortunately this isn't practical because of time zone differences and if the remote user exits the DB for some reason my local LAN users all have to exit the DB for the remote user to get back in. It is a very strange problem. Can anyone help?