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Re-attaching Database - Device Activation Error

I need to move some SQL databases to a new drive because I am running out of room on the existing drive.  I found the how to do it via this link: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/224071/EN-US/

I got to the point of re-attaching the database.  The path of the new location of the databases is G:\Data.

However, when I try to run the script - I get a device activation error.  Please see my screenshot
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
is G: a local or a mapped drive?
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NEMHCISAuthor Commented:
it is a mapped drive.
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dportasCommented:
That's the problem. Creating or attaching database files on mapped drives is not supported except for certain approved NAS hardware combinations.
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
I agree. there are some hacks to make it possible, but you should never do it actually for a production database.
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NEMHCISAuthor Commented:
Damn.  ok.  Thanks for the info.  Any repercussions to 'Shrink Database' command?
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
Except that the files will shrink, and later obviously might need to grow again, no.
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