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Feb 8, 2007

I log into my server via remote connection from 3000 miles away. My database resides there.

If for what ever reason, I dump locally - the server does not recognize that I dumped - and thus keeps me logged in.

When I log back in, it logs me in as a second instance.

Here is the problem:

I was in access changing a form when I was dumped. (power went out). Now the server thinks I am still connected working on it. How do I shut down the service that has the DB locked - and delete the record-locking file that resides in the directory beside the database. (this record-locking file is the file that access creates whenever you start editing your database forms..etc...). I can't just delete that file - as access tells the server that it is still in use.

I am almost sure a reboot would rectify this issue - is there ANOTHER way to do this? (what is the service that is running that can be forced down?)

Thanks in advance,

Belchlord - way down South.

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