What's the trick? How do you make a MS Access database read only for some user and full permissions for others using the computer accounts from either the domain or those on the server. For most other files, when you set either a file or a folder to read only, then the user can only read the document and not change it. When you do this to an Access database, access/use of the database is just flat out denied unless you have full permissions. What am I missing here?