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Using Access on my WAN

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Appelq, Jul 28, 2006.

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  1. Appelq

    Appelq
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    I use Access as a report writer against an ODBC source (Informix on a Unix
    box).

    I would like to be able to allow users at remote offices to run some of
    these reports, but to have the user launch MS access and attempt to open an
    MDB file on our host site server is a real DOG.

    How best to skin this cat?
     
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  3. Joseph Meehan

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    Appelq wrote:
    > I use Access as a report writer against an ODBC source (Informix on a
    > Unix box).
    >
    > I would like to be able to allow users at remote offices to run some
    > of these reports, but to have the user launch MS access and attempt
    > to open an MDB file on our host site server is a real DOG.
    >
    > How best to skin this cat?


    I have two Siamese cats sitting on my lap right now and they did not
    care for your terminology. :)

    The only thing I can think of would be using some sort of Remote PC.


    --
    Joseph Meehan

    Dia duit
     
  4. Ken Snell \(MVP\)

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    I concur with Joseph's suggestion. Or you can use a client server connection
    such as Citrix. The secret is to run ACCESS entirely on the host server, not
    on the client machines.

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    Ken Snell
    <MS ACCESS MVP>
    "Joseph Meehan" <sligojoe_Spamno@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    > Appelq wrote:
    >> I use Access as a report writer against an ODBC source (Informix on a
    >> Unix box).
    >>
    >> I would like to be able to allow users at remote offices to run some
    >> of these reports, but to have the user launch MS access and attempt
    >> to open an MDB file on our host site server is a real DOG.
    >>
    >> How best to skin this cat?

    >
    > I have two Siamese cats sitting on my lap right now and they did not
    > care for your terminology. :)
    >
    > The only thing I can think of would be using some sort of Remote PC.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Joseph Meehan
    >
    > Dia duit
    >
     
  5. appelq

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    I guess I need to further investigate Windows Terminal Services or
    Citrix.

    Thanks for the input.

    Pass on my apololgies to your siamese, if you please.
    (obscure movie reference to Lady and the Tramp)


    Joseph Meehan wrote:
    > I have two Siamese cats sitting on my lap right now and they did not
    > care for your terminology. :)
    > The only thing I can think of would be using some sort of Remote PC.
     
  6. Tony Toews

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    "appelq" <cappelquist@gmail.com> wrote:

    >Pass on my apololgies to your siamese, if you please.
    >(obscure movie reference to Lady and the Tramp)


    <smile> I can just hear those high pitched voices now.

    Tony
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