How to open BCM file(not archived,just *.mdf &*.ldf)?



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How to open BCM file(not archived,just *.mdf &*.ldf)?

Postby cHlheTIwMDA » Sat, 07 Jun 2008 20:52:00 GMT

My database was left after system reinslling but I didn't archived it

Re: How to open BCM file(not archived,just *.mdf &*.ldf)?

Postby Luther » Tue, 10 Jun 2008 22:51:29 GMT

On Jun 6, 4:52m, pyay2000 < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >

Those are sql server files. BCM can't open them directly.

Re: How to open BCM file(not archived,just *.mdf &*.ldf)?

Postby cHlheTIwMDA » Wed, 11 Jun 2008 15:31:00 GMT

Well.So  how to open the databese?Where is it?

Re: How to open BCM file(not archived,just *.mdf &*.ldf)?

Postby Luther » Sat, 14 Jun 2008 09:42:11 GMT

On Jun 9, 11:31m, pyay2000 < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >

The mdf files needs to be attached to the BCM Sql Server instance.

You can attach a database to sql with sql studio (download it from or use osql or sqlcmd:

Re: How to open BCM file(not archived,just *.mdf &*.ldf)?

Postby cHlheTIwMDA » Tue, 17 Jun 2008 17:22:02 GMT

Really thank you but it's too difficult to me
result are 
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>OSQL -E -S .\mssmlbiz -d master 
E DATABASE MSSmallBusiness ON (FILENAME = 'C:\Documents and 
or\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Business Contact 
ContactManager.mdf') FOR ATTACH"
[DBNETLIB]SQL Server does not exist or access denied.
[DBNETLIB]ConnectionOpen (Connect()).

Re: How to open BCM file(not archived,just *.mdf &*.ldf)?

Postby Luther » Thu, 19 Jun 2008 02:00:43 GMT

On Jun 16, 1:22m, pyay2000 < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >

What version of BCM do you have? With 2003, use microsoftsmlbiz
instead of mssmlbiz on the osql cmd line.

You can check Windows's list of services to confirm whether the sql
service instance is running.

By the way, I recommend you never login and work as user
administrator. That login is not meant for regular use. If the machine
is connected to the internet, the security risks are tremendous.

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