My organization runs a domain with an Access front end based upon and SQL Express Database. 99% of our users are using the 2010 Runtime version of access.
The installed DB literally disappeared from a few computers this morning.
When I try an modify/repair/uninstall/reinstall both the Database/access runtime 2010 neither seems to work. (Both appear as installed, though neither appear in the Start/Search or on the desktop as an icon. At this point I have no way to launch our database).
One of the users who had Access Runtime disappear grabbed a saved version of the Database accdb file from my folder and dragged it to their desktop.
Low and behold it worked. Why?! They are now able to use the Access runtime/ view our database.
But it creates a locked version of the Access icon on their desktop while they are using it. The newly copied version of the Database still leaves an icon on their desktop (that they can continue to use)
Yesterday I was messing around with an old GPO that had an OLDER package of the Access database linked but not enabled. I tried to change it, to get it to only target specific shadow groups when the users logged into new computers. I ended up deleting it entirely. It was my understanding that this GPO published the Database when new users logged in. The existing path linked a package an older version of the Access database installer that we haven't used for years.
I know I very likely messed something up.
Looking at the event log for one of the users. I noticed that the Database was uninstalled as soon as the User logged into their computer this morning.
Can anyone give me some direction? Maybe just help me ask the right question.