How to get BCM in OUtlook 2007 on Vista to detect my MDF file?

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Huang Qiliang

Hi,

I am using Vista and Outlook 2007.
When I was using Outlook 2007 and XP, I could just copy the whole MDF file
to my backup drive, and if anything went wrong, I just copied and pasted this
file back to the BCM directory and everything would be fine. It seems I can't
do this on Vista.

So now I have the MDF file which was used in outlook 2007 and XP, and now I
have outlook 2007 on Vista and I cannot open this file.

I'm not a geek and I have MS SQL Server 2005 with 3 configuration tools, but
no SQL Server Studio or anything like that.

So for a geek like me, how do I get BCM to recognise my MDF file again,
especially as I dont' understand the what "%localappdata%" means in your
reply to Richard below.

Thanks much

 
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Luther Blissett

On Jun 12, 12:07 am, Huang Qiliang
<HuangQili...> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I am using Vista and Outlook 2007.
> When I was using Outlook 2007 and XP, I could just copy the whole MDF file
> to my backup drive, and if anything went wrong, I just copied and pasted this
> file back to the BCM directory and everything would be fine. It seems I can't
> do this on Vista.
>
> So now I have the MDF file which was used in outlook 2007 and XP, and nowI
> have outlook 2007 on Vista and I cannot open this file.
>
> I'm not a geek and I have MS SQL Server 2005 with 3 configuration tools, but
> no SQL Server Studio or anything like that.
>
> So for a geek like me, how do I get BCM to recognise my MDF file again,
> especially as I dont' understand the what "%localappdata%" means in your
> reply to Richard below.
>
> Thanks much


You probably need to attach the MDF file to the sql instance.

http://beyng.blogspot.com/2006/03/how-to-attach-database-files-to-sql.html
 
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