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Re: MS SQL Server
From: "Thor (Hammer of God)" <thor () hammerofgod com>
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2005 14:11:28 -0700

As an alternative to the new instance of the same name, one can also execute "sp_attach_db" to directly attach to an mdf file; this obviates all the messing about with server names, instances, permissions, etc when you want to grab data from another install of MSSQL.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Beauford, Jason" <jbeauford () EightInOnePet com>
To: "xyberpix" <xyberpix () xyberpix com>; <pen-test () securityfocus com>
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 9:59 AM
Subject: RE: MS SQL Server

Here's an idea:

If you were to install an INSTANCE of SQL Server on another machine and
name the INSTANCE the SAME Name as the original SQL Server, you should
be able to just copy over the SQL Directories to your server and open it
from there.  Of course the SQL Service will need to be stopped, but
because you have admin rights on the box you can do this.

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