Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Is it possible to restrict MS Access creation but still be able to view and execute Access files.

share|improve this question

migrated from Jun 2 '10 at 12:51

This question came from our site for professional and enthusiast programmers.

Can you add a few more words to that? – Remou Jun 1 '10 at 13:37
Belongs on Server Fault. (Based on Group Policy tag => this is an organisational thing, hence not Super User.) – Richard Jun 1 '10 at 13:39
Consider accepting answers to some of your questions. You can do this by clicking the checkmark next to the correct answer for each question. – Robert Harvey Jun 1 '10 at 14:43
I don't think it's a ServerFault question at all. The keywords are wrong, as the only way to do this is in your connection method, not via group policy. – David W. Fenton Jun 3 '10 at 1:36

Don't let those users install the full version of Access. Your developers can create files that can be run on a computer with the necessary run-time files but they would not be able to create/alter items in the file.

Access 2007 Developer Extensions and Runtime

share|improve this answer
This is an answer that belongs on SO. – David W. Fenton Jun 3 '10 at 1:37

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.