A common problem I see when visiting a prospective client site or providing guest lectures on Access at User Groups:

“My database always prompts me to click Enable when I open it?”

First, I am surprised many people think this is normal.  Google would be quick to walk you through fixing this.  BUT, I do get a lot of people with this issue.

This is happening because Access wants to warn you about macros and other dangerous code that could theoretically be run.  To fix this, it is simple:

  1. Open the database.
  2. Click File
  3. Click Options
  4. Click Trust Center
  5. Click Trust Center Settings
  6. Click Trusted Locations
  7. Add the database location to trusted locations.

Future openings will not warn you.  You can also do JUST the document, or totally disable warnings.  I prefer the location method.

Jeff Shirley

Jeff Shirley

Founder & CEO
Jeff brings over 27 years of experience to the table, along with numerous awards, certifications, and real-world implementations.  His database solutions are currently running in industries including government, mining, agriculture, finance, education, science, research, non-profits, and healthcare businesses around North America and serve thousands of users day to day.  Jeff is a five-time MVP Award recipient for Microsoft Access, acknowledging contributions to community projects, evangelism, and educational outreach on Microsoft technologies.  Today there are less than 50 Access MVP’s worldwide. While Jeff focuses day to day on business management, IoT development, IT integrations and design, database architecture or other typical complex tasks, he also is a co-owner of Blue Heron Gardens, a commercial apiary running over 200 beehives.  Fresh honey is a small perk for many of our clients!

Mitch Redekopp

Mitch works with our clients day to day ensuring web development and IT projects are done to exceed customer expectations.  His background includes formal training in IT, Microsoft and CompTIA certifications, real-world business experience, and a true dedication to ensuring clients receive timely and professional support on their projects with Rivercity Technology Services.  Given the most difficult requests for IT solutions, Mitchell can assist our clients in finding a path to the best options which deliver results for our clients.  Mitchell is an avid soccer player and Manchester City fan, be sure to talk soccer with him when you can.