Is there a way to open the main access switchboard in windows without showing the access program? as a usable Data Base.
If you take an Access database with a Switchboard menu
and do Tools | Database Utilities | Make an MDE File
Then, right-click on the title bar of the database object window and select Properties
Make sure Display Form/Page is set to Switchboard
and then set all these tick boxes off:
Allow Full Menus
Display Database Window
Allow Built-In Toolbars
Allow Toolbar/Menu Choices
Then, you've locked up the database and users can't do anything not in the Switchboard.
Neither can you, so make sure to do this only with a copy of the MDB file you convert to MDE. If you need to make changes in the Switchboard or do things which aren't in the Switchboard, you will need that MDB !