I have an access db.<BR><BR>i have dts. Dts is running, it puts fresh data in access.<BR>access is then (fired by an event from asp) compacted, and copied to a read only directory.<BR><BR>however at different times, i get this.<BR><BR>Microsoft JET Database Engine error &#039;80004005&#039; <BR><BR>You attempted to open a database that is already opened exclusively by user &#039;Admin&#039; on machine &#039;NWCEP1WS&#039;. Try again when the database is available. <BR><BR><BR>I know what its saying, but can I ever release this lock? I usually need to reboot the server for this to work. (Users download this db whenever they, want, theoretically two could do it at the same time. (if that is the problem)<BR>