A Basic Understanding of Networking and Security
Before networking an Access database, you should understand that security is the most important thing to be concerned with.
Your first step is to locate the Access database you want to network. After locating the database, move the database by copying it to a folder on the computer you want to act as a server computer.
On the server computer, create a user for each person who will be using the database.
In Windows 7, right click on the folder and select Share With, Specific People.
Next select the users and give permissions (Read or Read/Write) to the folder.
These permissions should be set based on the level of trust you have in the users of the database. Someone with Read permissions will not be able to update, add or delete information from the database.
(Example of permissions)
After you give permissions, you will see a path that allows other users to be networked to the computer.
For other users to use the computer, they would enter \\servername\foldername in the run or search box in Windows and hit the enter key. This should bring up the database icon. Once this is done, the end user can double-click on the database and use the database according to the permissions that were set.