SQL: unable to read mdf file

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Posted on March 26, 2008

Reference : http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb264564.aspx

Possible error

Server Error in ‘/’ Application.


An error has occurred while establishing a connection to the server.  When connecting to SQL Server 2005, this failure may be caused by the fact that under the default settings SQL Server does not allow remote connections. (provider: SQL Network Interfaces, error: 26 РError Locating Server/Instance Specified)

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You can not read a mdf file directly unless the server/workstation has a instance of SQL running