Access Frontend Loader 1.1.3
Deploy new releases of your MS Access applications to workstations automatically
Access Front End Loader is a revolutionary new administration tool for Microsoft Access developers that guarantees trouble free management of multi-user applications.
In the past, Access developers have struggled with the practicalities of running Microsoft Access databases in a shared, multi-user environment. To ensure efficient operation each workstation should contain its own current copy of the front end; containing forms, reports and programming logic. The actual database containing data is then connected to via linked tables or Microsoft SQL Server.
This is fine in an ideal world where new reports aren't requested by management on a daily basis, the first release is bug 100% free, and no further functionality is added. But as experienced Access developers know, frequent updates of the front end are commonly needed - often daily.
This presents a myriad of logistical problems. Firstly, each workstation must be both switched on and the application not open in order to be updated. Access Front End loader overcomes all shortcomings of running Microsoft Access in a multi-user environment.
The secret to Access Front End Loader is that it runs silently in the background of the workstation, managing access control via advanced group permissions set on the server, updating front ends on a pull basis, and creating desktop shortcuts as required.
Front End Loader is so seamless, users won?t even notice that a new version has been released. Once they exit the application, or turn on their workstations the agent will check for updates on the server and update clients automatically.
It?s not until you open the administrator console on the server, that the real power of Access Front End loader is revealed. Advanced admin tools include automatic desktop/start menu shortcut creation on workstations, group/user based permissions, version history log and audit, easy rollback to previous versions and a selective disconnect of idle users.
Tags: | Access | Database | 2003 | User
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