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Opening a database as read only requires a temp path to be specified. [,,,Db name,,]

Can you tell me what is required to be entered here?

Also - I only have the Express Edition of SQL Server 2005 which won't open an Anywhere Edition database - is there a way of getting the mobile tools for use on the desktop?

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2.Do i need to restore the two reporting server databases from the old machine to the new one and have this new 2005 reporting server use these 2 databases instead? If YES - then i hope sql express' reporting server will be able to point to the OLD (sql 2000) database (restored with replace option)??

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The reports give some key problem (Crystal decisions...key..)- I can tell u later the exact error.
Since i dont have VS.Net and crystal reports 9 softwares but i think i can have 'Busines Objects XI software' - Will installing the latest 'Business Objects- Crystal reports' solve this??NEW MACHINE: windows XP-professional(so could'nt install sql 2000).; SQL express 2005

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