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Moderate: Requires basic macro, coding, and interoperability skills.
This article applies only to a Microsoft Access database (.mdb).
For a Microsoft Access 2002 version of this article, see 293199
After you upgrade to Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 6/6a on a client computer without upgrading the server to the same service pack, opening Access objects such as forms, reports, macros, or modules in Design View across a network is unusually slow. You may also notice a delay when you enter the first character in a module in the Visual Basic Editor. This problem does not occur with data access pages.
You can use either one of the following solutions to resolve this problem:
Make sure that the client computers are running the same service pack as the server. The server may be running either Windows NT Server 4.0 or NT Workstation 4.0.
Obtain the latest Microsoft Jet 4.0 service pack from the Microsoft Download Center
For additional information about how to obtain the latest Microsoft Jet 4.0 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/239114/ )How To: Obtain the Latest Service Pack for the Microsoft Jet 4.0 Database Engine
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Access 2000 running on Microsoft Windows NT 4.0.
Steps to Reproduce the Behavior
For additional information about performance issues with Windows NT 4.0, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/236316/EN-US/ )Performance Improvement for Redirector/Server Connections Involving Small File Operations