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Chapter 24. Securing Multiuser Network A... > Sharing Databases on the Network

Sharing Databases on the Network

After you set up your user groups and modified the database object permissions for the groups as necessary, you can safely share the workgroup system database and your data .mdb file, and then distribute copies of your application .mdb file to the users. Before sharing the files, be sure to create a backup copy of each shared file and store the copies in a safe location. The following sections describe how to share files.

Sharing Database Files on a Windows 95 Network

With a peer-to-peer Windows 95 network, you only need to set up a network share of the folder in which you developed the application, \Shared\Nwind for the example of this chapter. The most common method of sharing folders with Windows 95 networking is to use share-level security. To share a folder on your computer with share-level security, follow these steps:


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