Caution It's important that you do not synchronize the test Design Master you create by following this procedure and replicas with members of your working replica set. Otherwise, unintended changes to your data or structure of your working replica set might occur.
- Make a copy of the current Design Master (created in Microsoft Access 97), and put the copy on a different computer or isolate it completely from any other members of the replica set.
- In Microsoft Access 97, make the isolated copy the new Design Master by pointing to Replication on the Tools menu and then clicking Recover Design Master.
- Create some replicas based on the new Design Master.
- On the Tools menu, point to Database Utilities, and then click Convert Database to convert the new Design Master to a Microsoft Access 2000 database.
- Repeat step 4 for all replicas in your replica set.
- Synchronize the new converted Design Master with the newly converted replicas.
- Run any tests you'd like to try.
If you want to change some objects, you can either make the changes again in the original Design Master after it is converted, or keep the copy around long enough to import the changed objects from it.
- After you are satisfied that the copy works, delete the new Design Master and all of its replicas. Make sure that all users who will access the Design Master and replica databases have installed Microsoft Access 2000.
- Convert the original Design Master to Microsoft Access 2000, and convert all the original replicas.
You can't open the converted replicas again in Microsoft Access 97.
Note For other considerations when replicating a Microsoft Access project, click .