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  Asked By: Faith    Date: Feb 06    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1799

Has anybody tried running an access file from within the portal? I know SPS does
not allow you to upload mdb files, but I figured since this app is part of the
office suite, why it does not work within the portal?

The weird thing I noticed was that when I tried to launch the file within the
portal, it does not open the file but the process is started.



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Jack Carroll     Answered On: Feb 06

no i have uploaded the file  to the portal  as well and
also to the sites, i have found no problem till now

Answer #2    Answered By: Chandrabhan Agarkar     Answered On: Feb 06

So you are encountering a problem?

Has anybody else been successful running  an access  file from within the portal?

Answer #3    Answered By: Lonnie Cohen     Answered On: Feb 06

>So you are encountering a problem?
>Has anybody else been successful running  an access  file from within the

We're in early stages of developing our SharePoint portal, so when I saw
a post the other day about Access problems, I freaked out. Our user
base is very dependent on Access, so we have to support it.

SharePoint doesn't allow Access files  by default, the mdb file  type is
on the default list of Blocked File Types. You can change the settings
in the Central Administration pages to allow mdb  files. Here are the
notes I made for myself:

Access Uploads

Go to the SharePoint Central Administration page (default location is

Under Server Configuration, select Manage Blocked File Types. A long
list of blocked file types is listed. Remove the mdb file type from the

Users cannot open  MDB files directly from the SPS site, they need to
save them locally first. If they need to edit the version in SPS, check
it out, edit locally, and re-upload to the site.

Answer #4    Answered By: Ruchir Satam     Answered On: Feb 06

I'm able to upload access  files with no problem. The problem is when the user
tries to open  them within SharePoint. Some of the files  will open, some will not
open (but the services is running  in task manager), and some will not allow you
to run but will allow you to save.

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