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There is no Automation method in the object model of Access that allows Visual Basic to open a secured Access database without getting a prompt requesting a username and password. However, it is possible to accomplish this using the Shell command. This article demonstrates how to open a secured Access database without getting a prompt.
There are two ways to secure a Microsoft Access database:
Step by Step Example
For additional information, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/132143/EN-US/ )ACC: Overview of How to Secure a Microsoft Access Database
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/235422/EN-US/ )ACC2000: How to Open a Password-Protected DB Through Automation
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/147816/EN-US/ )ACC: Using Microsoft Access as an Automation Server
Article ID: 192919 - Last Review: January 23, 2007 - Revision: 5.4