Example Application:
College Park Auto Repair




This is an example application that can be installed and used in a network. To use it, you will need either Microsoft Access 2010 or its runtime installed on any client workstation that wants to access the application.

Practical LearningPractical Learning: Creating a Folder to Hold the Database

  1. Log to the server of your network (normally, you can use any computer of your network)
  2. Create a folder named CollegeParkAutoRepair
  3. Right-click that folder and click Share
  4. Click the arrow of the combo box in the File Sharing window and select Everyone
  5. Click Add
  6. Click the down-pointing arrow on the right side of Everyone:
    • If you are sharing from Microsoft Windows Server 2008, select Contributor
    • If you are sharing from Microsoft Windows 7, select Read/Write
  7. Click Share
  8. Click Close
  9. Install the CollegeParkAutoRepair.accdb database in that folder
  10. From each workstation where you want to access that database, open a file utility such as Windows Explorer
  11. Click Network
  12. Click the name of the computer to show its shared folders
  13. Open the folder that contains the database
  14. Right-click the name of the database, position the mouse on Send To, and click Desktop (Create Shortcut)
    As an alternative, you could right-click the database and click Create Shortcut, then copy that shoftcut where you want the database to be accessible
  15. To open the database from that computer, double-click the shortcut

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