I am using this connection:<BR><BR>openStr="PROVIDER=MICROSOFT.JET .OLEDB.4.0;DATA SOURCE=d:htmlusersmycomdatabase est.mdb" <BR>Set cn = Server.createObject("ADODB.Connection") <BR>cn.Open openStr, uid, pw <BR><BR>and getting this error: <BR>Cannot start your application. The workgroup information file is missing or opened exclusively by another user. <BR><BR>The mdb is shared and the workgroup file is in the same directory as the mdb. Both the work group and the mdb were created on my c drive then ftp-ed to the 3rd party web location. I am guessing that the mdb is looking for the workgroup file on the server&#039;s c drive but can&#039;t find it. <BR><BR>if this is the problem then is there a way for the mdb to find the workgroup file? Or is the problem something different? <BR><BR>Thanks for the help. <BR>Kevin