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Hi...

I want to know how difficult it is to:

1- Create a new instance of the SQL SERVER 2005 on a computer
2- Attach a bunch of *.mdf files.

I need a way to perform this outside the Management Studio.
A batch file, thru command prompt commands... you name it.

I just need to trigger it from a .net application.

Thanks!
Alex
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Question by:Alexandre Simões
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if you are looking to do a silent install of SQL Server express edition look here:

Done through cmd prompt.
http://www.haidongji.com/2006/02/05/silent-install-command-line-install-of-sql-server-2005-part-4/

Then to attach a database is easy:

From cmd prompt:
sqlcmd -S Server\Instance

USE [master]
GO
CREATE DATABASE [database_name] ON
( FILENAME = N'C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Data\<database name>.mdf' ),
( FILENAME = N'C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Data\<database name>.ldf' )
 FOR ATTACH ;
GO


http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms165673.aspx

Hope this helps:

--DS
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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>1- Create a new instance of the SQL SERVER 2005 on a computer
as devsolns indicates, this is only possibly by installing sql server (silently)


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