Force Shut Down
Force Shut Down is an example database that shows how to get multiple Microsoft® Access® application front-ends on a network to automatically close. With Force Shut Down, you simply create a file in the back-end folder, then each application front-end detects this file, displays a warning message to users, then automatically shuts down within 2 minutes. Delete the file, and users can open the application again. It's a great way to make sure that your database back-end is available for maintenance activities such as back-end update, backup, or compact and repair.
With Force Shut Down you can:
See a screenshot.
(199kb) - For Access 2000 and later
v2.0 - Uses existence of file in back-end folder as trigger to shut front-ends down.
Double-click on the downloaded zip file to open it, then double-click on the readme.txt file inside and follow the instructions contained within to install this application on your computer.
included readme.txt file or help file for further instructions on application
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