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SQL Server 2005 - MDF File is In Use (Permission Denied)

Posted on 2014-03-03
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Hi experts,

I have this SQL Server 2005 database that even when I deattach it or take it offline I am not able to copy it or deal with it as it keeps saying “database is in use” and “permission denied”. I have restarted my PC but it keeps saying the same. I don’t know how to deal with it!

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by:HuaMinChen
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Try to stop all relevant services of relevant database instance within services.msc and then retry.
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how do I do that?
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run services.msc within the server machine
stop the services like what I show in the attached
retry to do detach
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Perfect. Thanks.
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by:Giladn
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If all the above fails, try setting the database to SINGLE USER MODE
with the following syntax:
USE [master];
GO
ALTER DATABASE  database-name  SET SINGLE_USER WITH ROLLBACK IMMEDIATE;
GO

don't forget to set single user to false when done, see here:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms345598.aspx

hope this helps,


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