how to open sql database on different computer with different sql express
A client of mine was running a software package called Console Gateway that used a SQL express 2008 r2 database and the server's mainboard died.
I've installed a new server that is 64-bit and have installed SQL express 2008 R2 64-bit. And have copied across all of the important data from the old hard drive.
How can I open/attach the database (I have the entire directory it resides in) on this server to use with the Console Gateway software?
As long as ServerB is able to ping to ServerA ( open command prompt in serverB and type ping <ip address of ServerA>, if you get recevied packets... then you are able to ping to that server).
If the above condition is satisfied, then you have to change the connection setting in your console gateway, to change it from old server to the new one.