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Attaching database

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m.rajesh.uk
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Hi All,
I downloaded the adventureworks2012 database and followed the normal procedure to attach database. I placed the mdf and ldf files in D: drive. when i am trying to attach .mdf file it is throwing error message: OS error 5 (access denied).What is the reason for this.I changed the path to C: and attempted to attach . It went fine and database is in read only mode. I tried to put in normal mode and i am getting the same error.
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Most likely to be a security issue. What account is the SQL Server service using? Does the account have the required permission on the D drive?

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agreed with Abu Dina, Please check in Administrative Tools>>services>> Sql server>> Property >> logon
Then check which user is used and see the permissions.
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It is running under NT Service\MSSQLSERVER . How to check permissions
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Hi m.rajesh


Go to Control panel>>User Accounts

and to see permission on D drive >>right click on d:>>property>>security>>Click on user and see the permission.
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More information on granting appropriate file system permissions here:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219062.aspx
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I've had this issue, had to get it working. File came from another machine.

I granted "everyone" full access to the file attached it (windows permissions) - sledgehammer approach.

Then removed the permissions afterwards.
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