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How can I change the default data directory in SQL Server 2005?

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I can see the default data directory listed but it is grayed out.  How can I change it?

Thanks,

Todd
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Easiest way is to log in as the sql server service account if thats possible
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Ok, sorry about the delay.  Had to take care of some other things this morning.

QB's comment made me realize that I already had changed the default data directory.  I had already moved the 'Model' database using the MS procedure so everything was working as I had wanted.  What confused me was this:

  Configuration Manager --> Services --> right click on SQL Server --> Properties --> Advanced tab

There is a listing for Data Path, which is grayed out, which is not the location of the Model database.  I guess that is something different?

I created a test database and the default location was where the Model database is, which is what I want!

Thanks,

Todd

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