Microsoft KB Archive/169271

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Err Msg: Database Already in Use with MS Access Database on Remote Share

Article ID: 169271

Article Last Modified on 6/22/2005


  • Microsoft Internet Information Server 2.0
  • Microsoft Internet Information Server 3.0

This article was previously published under Q169271

We strongly recommend that all users upgrade to Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) version 6.0 running on Microsoft Windows Server 2003. IIS 6.0 significantly increases Web infrastructure security. For more information about IIS security-related topics, visit the following Microsoft Web site:


When you try to use a Microsoft Access database with Internet Information Server (IIS) where the database is located on a remote share, you may get the following error message:

Database already in use


This error message is actually caused because the connection is denied access to the share.


Create an account on the server that contains the share for the Microsoft Access database that matches the IUSR account on the IIS server.

For example:

IIS Server user account = IUSR_IISBOX
Remote server: Create an account called IUSR_IISBOX and make sure the password matches the IUSR_IISBOX account on the IIS server.

If necessary, change the password on both accounts so they match and remember to change the password in the Internet Service Manager on the IIS server to match.

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