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SQL Server 2012 Database Restore

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I have a backup of a database called FOXVISUAL from a certain point in time. I want to restore this database on the server but I am changing the name of it to TESTVISUAL. I just want to look into this database and see some particular records and how they were at this point in time. I was always able to do this in SQL Server 2005 by doing a database restore pointing to the .bak file and changing the name of the destination to the new name and renaming the MDF and LDF. This way I would have my test database and my production database running on the same SQL Server. When I do this in 2012, I get a "Exclusive access could not be obtained because the target database is in use." To which the target database is called TESTVISUAL and does not exist. I am not sure how to acheive this.
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