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If you are using our Remote Desktop Hosting to host your database and you want increased security, you may want to consider protecting and encrypting your MS Access database with a password. If you know the password for an encrypted database, you can also decrypt the database and remove its password. This article explains how to encrypt a database by using a database password, and how to decrypt a database and remove its password.
In earlier versions of Access, you could create user accounts and passwords using a feature called user-level security. This topic does not discuss user-level security, which is not available when you use the .accdb file format.
If you encrypt a database and then lose the password, you will be unable to use the database. You cannot remove a database password if you do not know the password. Access Hosting cannot recover or decrypt an Access Database on our servers without your database password.
This is a process of setting a password to encrypt access database, restricting access to Access database.
Step 1: When access database file is open in Microsoft Access, tab File > Info.
Step 2: Click Encrypt with Password button under the info tab for the database.
Sometimes, maybe you will receive a message to ask you to open the access database with Open Exclusive mode at first, otherwise you cannot encrypt database. When this happens, click OK and follow the prompting message.
Step 3: In Set Database Password dialog, enter a powerful complex password in the Password box and type it again in the Verify box. Click OK to finish MS access database encryption.
DO NOT FORGET THIS PASSWORD!
Remember that this is an optional and additional security feature for our Remote Desktop Hosting services and blocks access to your database even from our own support technicians. If you forget this encryption password, Access Hosting cannot decrypt or restore your database. If you have any further questions about this feature, please open a support ticket at http://support.accesshosting.com
Access Hosting is proud to announce that for 2015 we have increased the storage quotas on all of our Remote Desktop Hosting plans for customers seeking an easy way to move their Access Hosting Database to the web without any modifications.
Access Hosting, the leading hosting company for Microsoft Access services and solutions has doubled and tripled the storage on their Access Remote Desktop plans. Customers in need of bringing their Microsoft Access web application to the cloud can now do so without the need for expensive hardware or costly setup.
Interested customers will now enjoy 2GB of storage with the $29/month Access Pro Virtual Desktop and 3GB of storage with the $49/month Office Pro Plus Remote Desktop plan. Anyone interested in trying out this hosting service can sign up for a free 30 day trial at http://accesshosting.com/remote-desktop-hosting/free-trial
Remote Desktop Services allows you to keep your Access 2007, 2010, or 2013 Database running “as-is” online in the cloud. Using the latest advances in Microsoft Hypervisor technology we can create a seamless single click operating environment for your existing Access database that allows you to run your application without modification. This approach allows multiple users to connect concurrently to the cloud from any PC and experience the program as if it was running locally on their desktop. Pricing starts at just $19/month and we offer a free trial for qualified customers. You can learn more at http://accesshosting.com/remote-desktop-hosting/
Absolutely! you can user our Virtual Remote Desktop hosting on your Mac and a slew of other devices. Windows PCs come with the Remote Desktop Protocol preinstalled and if you have a Mac with Office, you’ll have RDP installed already.
If you don’t have Office for the Mac, you can download the RDP client for Mac for Free. You can learn more about the Mac OSX RDP client from Microsoft here: http://www.microsoft.com/mac/remote-desktop-client
or download it directly from here:
We are happy to announce that our Remote Desktop Virtual Machine has undergone some price changes and is now cheaper than ever. Our RDP Virtual Appliance is only $299/month and comes with 4GB of RAM and up to 10 users. Access 2010 or Access 2007 will come pre-installed on every remote desktop. With RDP, there are absolutely NO CHANGES necessary to your Access Application to get it running in the cloud. Simply copy/paste it over to your Remote Virtual Desktop.
Additional users are now only $10 per month! and the entire Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, and Powerpoint) can be added to any virtual desktop for only $10 per user per month! These plans come with No setup fee and NO long term commitment. Best of all, you can install your own software and completely customize your RDP environment.
We are proud to introduce a streamlined and cheaper RDP Virtual Appliance Hosting options for only $299/month. To learn more about this new product visit our new webpage.
Windows Remote Desktop Services is a powerful way to access your company information, files and databases from anywhere with an available internet connection. Remote Desktop users that purchase one of our dedicated virtual servers can run all of their company software (Microsoft Office, Access Databases, Accounting Software, etc.) online instead of from their local hard drives. Our Windows RDP Virtual Appliances have dedicated resources for each customer which guarantees system performance, absolute security, and access to everything from anywhere. The Best part is that the cost is fixed per employee and paid monthly.
Purchasing a remote desktop dedicated hosting plan offers much more flexibility and control than our shared plans. All of our virtual appliances allow for administrator access that will let you customize your remote desktop environment and install your own corporate software and programs. More importantly, our hosting plans will save you money on costly servers, network maintenance, IT support, and bandwidth charges. Because we charge monthly per head, whether your business shrinks or grows your IT costs will always stay in line with your operation. No risky overspending, and no unexpected costs should you suddenly need to expand.
How can I load my Access database into the remote desktop session?
There are 2 ways to accomplish this. 1) Use a Copy/Paste from your local machine into the remote session 2) Look under the “Computer” icon in the remote session. You should see your local drive displayed
Can I have multiple concurrent users accessing the same database?
Sure – if you purchase more than one instance of the remote desktop we can provide a networks storage location that can be mapped as a Z: (or any other letter) drive and used for the backend of your Access Database. We charge a one-time non-recurring $99 setup fee to create this mapped shared drive.
How do I connect my Macintosh to the Access Application in the Remote Desktop?
The Microsoft Remote Desktop client for Macintosh OSX can be downloaded at no charge from http://www.microsoft.com/mac/downloads
How do I connect my iPhone, iPad, Android Phone, or Android tablet to the Access Application in the Remote Desktop?
We recommend purchasing www.jumpdesktop.com from the App Store to connect your iOS or Android devices to the remote desktop
How can I backup my Access database?
We recommend that you regularly copy your database from your remote session to your local computer for backups, but we also provide automated backup to Amazon S3 storage for $20/month.
Can I use a local printer?
Yes. Any printers that are locally attached via on LPT port are fully supported. Printers that are connected via your local network or USB are also supported but need to be mapped into a local LPT port before they are visible to the remote desktop session. The command to do this looks something like net use lpt3 \servernameprinter /persistent:yes. Do this before connecting to the remote session and the printer should be visible.
Can multiple users share a single remote desktop instance?
Yes, but only one user can be connected at a time. If your users connect at different times during the day they can share a single remote desktop instance. You will want to purchase the maximum number of simultaneous concurrent users that you will need.
We just updated our website with our brand new $29 per user per month RDP hosting option (old version was in a dedicated environment but cost $99/user – this has become our Virtual App offering). This new hosting option allows everyone to easily host their old Access 2007, or VBA code apps in the cloud and also offers the best mobile (iPhone, iPad, Android) Experience available. Check out our updated page on the website: http://www.accesshosting.com/remote-desktop-hosting.asp