Microsoft Access: Networking Made Simple
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Microsoft Access: Networking Made Simple

How to Setup and Easily Maintain Access Databases on a Windows Network
4.6 (152 ratings)
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Last updated 5/2017
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What Will I Learn?
  • Modify an Access database into a front and back end, then install and maintain it on a network.
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  • A basic knowledge of the layout of Microsoft Access is required, but no knowledge of macros or programming is necessary.
  • You should have Office 2010 or later. The course was created using Office 2013.

If you have used Access but wonder what the best way is to setup Access on a network, this course is for you! Every step starting from a single database to a complete front end/back end network environment is shown in detail. I have spent many years working with businesses with multi-user networks and these are the methods I have developed to help me get the most done in a minimum of time! Why suffer through network headaches? I will show you how to avoid them completely!

From a Student Review -

With this course on networking, Bruce has hit it out of the park! This course is a great addition to the Access series taught by Bruce. He easily explains how to work with Access on a small network system with real world solutions to real world issues. This is a must take course to round out your Access training!" - Rodney

Although knowledge of VBA is not required, this course shows you how to create several programs in VBA. You don't need to understand VBA to just follow along and create the subroutines and functions for the course. Plus databases with finished VBA programs are provided for download.

Most of the employees in my client businesses have small networks staffed with people who know nothing about Access and the ribbon and navigator are always hidden, yet these people usually get more work done faster than experienced Access users! Right now there is a huge and growing need for people who can setup shared database networks like these and there just aren't enough people who know how to do it right.

Another Student Review -

"An excellent course. Bruce gives you the benefit of his extensive experience and is always prompt to reply to any query that you may have. I would rate this course at least 10 out of 5!" - Ray McConaghy

None of this is theory and you won't find these techniques in any book. The content of this course is a breakdown of the methods I successfully use to administer dozens of networks for my client businesses. I learned a long time ago that you have to automate every routine job that you can, but also you must eliminate downtime for your client and yourself by making silly mistakes. These methods of creating and maintaining small, shared folder networks remove many of the potential pitfalls and the wasted time taken up by periodically updating the network database.

Take a look at the demo video and watch as I update a network with a modified database in under 30 seconds!

A Student Review -

"Absolutely Amazing, like all courses from Bruce. Thank you for all the effort to make this stuff. It's invaluable for me!" - Grzegorz Kania

Follow along as I take you step by step through the creation of a network database and tools that let you update it easily. This course will show you :

  1. Why a front end/back end arrangement is best for network usage.
  2. How to split a database into front and back ends.
  3. How to link the front end to the back end..
  4. How to create a test so that the front end will know when an update has been added.
  5. How to force the network users to do the database update themselves with a couple mouse clicks, so you don't have to update each computer.
  6. How to create a work environment on your local machine, but then update the network easily.
  7. How to remove the menus and ribbons and secure your database.
  8. How to create a "back door" that lets you work on the database from any network computer and easily do updates.
  9. How to implement your changes on the network in seconds, with no worries that you forgot to do anything.

If you take the time to learn these techniques you will save MANY HOURS of time and not have problems caused by improper updating of your network!

Another Student Review -

"Clear, easy to understand, easy to follow along with, Just exactly what I need for deploying my database next week." - Tonie Salzano

If you want to become the Network Database Guru, click the Take This Course button to get started on this journey to increased productivity and higher value for you in the marketplace. Think of it! In just a few HOURS you know more about implementing and updating Access on a network than almost everyone else!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course assumes that you have some familiarity with Microsoft Access. Although we create several VBA programs in this course, you do not need any programming background. The programs can be setup by anyone that can follow the detailed, step-by-step video instructions, plus you have the added advantage of a database with all the finished programs.
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Curriculum For This Course
30 Lectures
2 Lectures 05:33

Course Database Download Links
Using Front and Backend Databases
5 Lectures 21:57

Creating Front Ends and Back Ends

Splitting a Database Manually

Setting up the Backend on the Network

Setup Multiple Front Ends
How to Check for Front End Updates
4 Lectures 19:09
Make the Front End Check for Updates

Create an Update Test Subroutine

Finish the Update Test Subroutine

Create the Autoexec Macro and Test the System
How to Do Front End Updates
5 Lectures 23:06
Create the Update database

Start Building the Update Function

Finish Building the Update Function

Create the Autoexec Macro and Test the Update Database

Setup and Test Update on a Network Computer
Setup Your Production Environment
4 Lectures 20:36
Build the Data Table List

Build the DelTbl Subroutine

Build the Remove Links Function

Create the Remove Links Macro and Test the Entire Update Process
Change Share Settings and Share a Folder
3 Lectures 07:24
Setup Your Workgroup Name

Change the Default Sharing Settings

Setup a Shared Folder and Test From Another Computer
Using Access RUNTIME
3 Lectures 13:49
Explanation of What Access Runtime Is and How to Get the Correct Version

Installing Access RUNTIME

Testing Access RUNTIME
Using Access ACCDE Compiled Databases
2 Lectures 10:42
Working with Access ACCDE Databases

Modifying the Update Database to Use an ACCDE Database
Review and Conclusion
1 Lecture 01:41
A Review of What We've Learned
Bonus Lecture - Learn Even MORE!
1 Lecture 08:47
Bonus Lecture - Expand Your Knowledge!
About the Instructor
Bruce Myron
4.6 Average rating
4,358 Reviews
45,286 Students
17 Courses
Productivity Specialist

Hello, my name is Bruce Myron. I am a self employed Access programmer and general computer consultant to small and medium sized businesses. I got into programming because I was tired of all the jargon most programmers use and how they don't seem to care about business.

"Technology is great but I've always been more interested in how it can be used to make companies more profitable." - Bruce

I live in Portland, Oregon and have many long term relationships with local businesses. Many of the systems I have built for these companies are critical to the success of the business. My specialty is taking the needs of the business and translating them into a system that facilitates, rather than obstructs, what they are trying to do.

I have also spent time as a full time trainer providing group classes on the Microsoft Office programs.

In my opinion the computer industry as a whole is a colossal failure in helping businesses solve their problems. I listen carefully to the needs expressed by my clients and then deliver the simplest, most flexible solution possible.

Over the years I have found that many of the techniques I have used enabled me to survive and thrive when many others have tried the computer programming business and failed.

My goal is to show my students how to create systems that business will value and that will create long term income.

Billy Myron
4.7 Average rating
2,084 Reviews
15,676 Students
14 Courses
Udemy Instructor

Hello, my name is Billy. I was born and raised in the state of Oregon, and still live there.

On Udemy, I primarily assist Bruce Myron as an instructor on his courses. They deal with Microsoft Access, Microsoft Access VBA, and other Microsoft Office programs such as Excel.