Update Configuration File - Seldom used
Set Read Only attribute
(optional, seldom used)
A file copied from a location, such as a network share, CD or DVD, that
is read only has the read only attribute automatically set after being copied. This flag turns that
setting off once the file has been copied to the target folder. This means you can make the FE
database file server folder read only for users.
Note that this option resets all the attributes although most of them won't
matter to anyone using the Auto FE Updater. These attributes are hidden,
system, archive and temporary . (I never knew there was such a thing in NTFS
as a temporary file.) If this is a problem let me know and I'll work on the
Launcher EXE Path (optional, seldom used)
The utility will use this path to the StartMDB.exe when it creates shortcuts. In some unusual situations VB will
convert the path it creates in the shortcuts from drive letter to UNC format for
processing purposes. Thus the shortcuts created have UNC paths
in them when you want drive letters.
Ignore the 1184 - Already Runnnig App message
The utility is now checking the target folder to see if an LDB/LACCDB file is
present. The problem that can happen that if a user is already in the FE
database file and if the Auto FE Updater utility needs to copy down the new FE
database file over top the old one. Bizarre things can happen. This check
box ignores this file checking.
Copy Shortcut From Server (Optional, default is No.)
Only required if creating shortcuts on Windows NT 4.0 systems due to a bug where
the shortcut is created with a path to StartMB such as "\C:\<server name>" and
your are using UNC paths to access the server. See the
'The drive or network
connection that the shortcut " refers to is unavailable' message in the
Error Messages page for more details.
Only required if running Access 2.0.
Normal focus is the default if nothing is entered here.
- Hide - Window is hidden and focus is passed to the hidden window.
(Likely never used.)
- NormalFocus - Window has focus and is restored to its original size and
- MinimizedFocus - Window is displayed as an icon with focus.
- MaximizedFocus - Window is maximized with focus.
- NormalNoFocus - Window is restored to its most recent size and position.
The currently active window remains active.
- MinimizedNoFocus - Window is displayed as an icon. The currently active
window remains active.