I am preparing for online training for “VS2010 C# access to an SQL 2008 R2 database". I created a test DB and populated it using SQL Server Management Studio. When I try to view it from VS2010 an OS err 32 occurs. No other process is connected and I disconnected SQL SMS and closed it before I attempted to connect using the VS2010 Server Explorer. This is all taking place on my standalone XP LAB workstation. The full dialog box message is as follows:
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Unable to open the physical file "D:\SQL Svr\MSSQL10_50.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\DATA\DBD-Test .mdf". Operating system error 32: "32(The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.)".
An attempt to attach an auto-named database for file D:\SQL Svr\MSSQL10_50.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\DATA\DBD-Test.mdf failed. A database with the same name exists, or specified file cannot be opened, or it is located on UNC share.