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umarsql
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Posted - 01/13/2011 :  00:53:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am using SQL SERVER 2000.
As u know we can copy MDF and LDF files and paste them on other PC and easily attach it by EM and view its contents!!!

and as u know, MSAccess has an option to set a password to its MDB file!
then whenever someone wants to open it, first must enter the password!

i want to do on my database like this so that no one except me can easily attach my mdf files and use it!!!

is there any way for this...?!

webfred
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Posted - 01/13/2011 :  04:35:54  Show Profile  Visit webfred's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It is only possible to restrict access to files where they are stored.
You can't set a password to the file.


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GilaMonster
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Posted - 01/13/2011 :  04:59:39  Show Profile  Visit GilaMonster's Homepage  Reply with Quote
On SQL 2008 there's TDE, which while it's not a password is a feature for restricting attach, but that's 2008 Enterprise edition only.

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tkizer
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Posted - 01/13/2011 :  05:13:31  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I like all of the exclamation points in the original post. Here's mine:

You are using SQL Server 2000?!!!

Tara Kizer
Microsoft MVP for Windows Server System - SQL Server
http://weblogs.sqlteam.com/tarad/

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russell
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Posted - 01/13/2011 :  08:52:30  Show Profile  Visit russell's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by tkizer

I like all of the exclamation points in the original post. Here's mine:

You are using SQL Server 2000?!!!

Tara Kizer
Microsoft MVP for Windows Server System - SQL Server
http://weblogs.sqlteam.com/tarad/

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