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Trying to create a new MSDE instance name called "imss"

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Last Modified: 2012-05-07
Forgot SQL MSDE password for a Trend IMSS install.

Like to keep data.

So taken a copy of database files and trying to create a new database with exactly the same name.  That name is "imss", which will be substituted back after MSDE is installed (now with new password)

First of all, uninstalled old copy of MDSE

Just ran setup.exe from the SQL MSDE distributable.  Used following command:
setup sapwd=Track1t targetdir="d:\program files\MSDE\" datadir="d:\program files\MSDE\" instancename="imss" securitymode=sql /L*v "c:\msdelog.txt"

This creates an instance called 'MSSQL$IMSS' - which appears not to be the same thing - I'm unable to sustitute the original IMSS back into it - wrong name, service won't start.
setup sapwd=Track1t targetdir="d:\program files\MSDE\" datadir="d:\program files\MSDE\" instancename="imss" securitymode=sql /L*v "c:\msdelog.txt"

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Commented:
Uninstalled old MSDE copy, and reinstalled (using above command), then created a dummy 'imss' instance.

would like to substitute the dummy one with the imss.mdf and ldf files to bring it back up with a different sa password.

Hope this makes sense...

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Commented:
Just realised that I'm trying to get the instance name to be the same as the database name.

What I must do is create a default instance name and THEN attach the imss.mdb

Simples - please hold fire for an hour...

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Commented:
I'm no dbe as you may have alreay gathered - but trying to create that imss database gives me this mess:

C:\Install\Trend\IMSS Source\5547\release\MSDE>osql -U sa
Password:
1> sp_attach_db @dbname=N'imss'
2> @filename1=N'd:\program files\msde\mssql\imss\imss.mdf'
3> @filename2=N'd:\program files\msde\mssql\imss\imss_log.ldf'
4> go
Msg 170, Level 15, State 1, Server KPUKSPAM, Line 2
Line 2: Incorrect syntax near '@filename1'.

Is this a syntax issue?
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