Device Activation Error . The Physical File Name

Nov 8, 2006

rajesh writes "Hi All

When i attach my production database i got an device activation Error
attach database."

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Apr 5, 2007

Hi All,

Currently I have a PC that has MSDE installed on it and is attached to database (MyData.MDF and a log file MYLog.LDF) located on its hard drive at c:data. When I detach from the database, place a copy of the two files noted above on my network drive @ u:data and try to attach I get the following error€™s:

SQL[1] exec error = -1: Changed database context to 'master'.
€œDevice activation error. The physical file name u:dataMyData.MDF may be incorrect.€?

I have done some testing a have found that I can attach to a copy of my database if I move it anywhere on the c: drive, and or even to a 1Gb USB key attached to the system(e:). So far it seems to only be an issue if I move it to a mapped network drive. If anyone could please provide me with any info it would be greatly appreciated.


James D.

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using System.Collections.Generic;

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using System.IO;

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##20090812## UPDATE

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@cmd Varchar(8000),

@ServerName varchar(1000),

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