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    Attach db with error 5105....URGENT>>Please

    I detached a database from my client machine (I was not on the server). Now when I try to attach it again from the client machine, Im not able to do so....please help !!!
    What do I need to do ?....I cant log onto the server, once in the server room,since the database is the default one.


    Server: Msg 5105, Level 16, State 4, Line 1
    Device activation error. The physical file name 'E:\mssql7\data\ABC_data.mdf' may be incorrect.

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    Kim,
    To solve your immediate problem, you can log in specifying a database through the command line.
    Start isql: isql -U sa -d master
    Then you can change your default db:
    sp_defaultdb 'sa', 'master'.

    As to why your attach is failing, verify that E:\MSSQL\DATA is the correct folder on both machines.

    Jeff

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    response

    Im sorry Jbane, Im relatively new to SQL Server...when you say"isql"...how do I start it ?...do I need to supply a password for sa ?

    My client machine does not have the "E:\mssql7.... path, since that path is only on the server box...but since I was able to detach, I thought I could attach as well from the client and not the server box

    thanks for your help

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    Kim,
    ISQL is launched from the command prompt in windows. Just select 'run' from the start menu and type 'cmd' to get a command prompt. Then you can launch the program using:

    isql -U sa -d master -P password

    Now you will be at a prompt where you can use sql commands:

    sp_defaultdb 'sa', 'new default database name'
    go

    This will set your default db for the sa account to something else. Or you can substitute your user account for 'sa'.

    Jeff

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