Fri 28 Oct 2005
Posted by theGoodWitch under technology
Comments Off on Bittersweet Victory is Mine: Working with Microsoft Access on a Mac
Have you ever heard your mac make the windows start-up sound? I found it oddly unsettling, even though it was the solution to my challenge.
The quest that lay before me this morning: Help a mac user get their paws on the MS Access database that underlies one of their dynamic web sites.
- Install Remote Desktop Client (RDC) 1.0.3 for Mac OS X version 10.2.8 or later
- Set permissions for their user account on the central Windows Enterprise Server to allow access via “windows terminal services“
- Configure Remote Desktop Connection to make a connection to my central Windows Enterprise Server
Why post this solution? Because all my google searches informed me that what I just did was NOT possible. Even my help desk told me it couldn’t be done. So, for all of you out there trying to open a .mdb file on a mac, there is hope! Hope, thy name is “Remote Desktop Connection”!
I could just hug someone on our system staff right now for enabling and documenting windows terminal services! But I still can’t shake the queasy feeling in my tummy from hearing my Mac make such PC type noises!