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Default Connecting existing program to SQL Express DB

I am working on trying to get my program to access a SQL Express 2005 DB on a mapped/network drive and I keep receiving an error message:

"The file \\.........Tracker1.mdf" is on a network path that is not supported for database files.
An Attempt to attach an auto-named database for files \\.........Tracker1.mdf failed. A database with the same name exists, or specified file cannot be opened, or it is located on UNC share."

If you could offer any advice on what is going on, or how to get around this. I get the error when trying to "Add a new Data Source" to my existing program. I know that we are able to connect our projects to an external database, I was just trying to get it to work off of my network. Again, any info would be very much appreciated.
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I suspect there is a problem with access rights of the process that is trying to access the file.

I presume you have access to it (but make sure), yet VB might be running under reduced auspices.
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Thanks, it turns out that we had to update the SQL express settings, I'm able to access the database locally from other directories on this system. I will be setting up to try it networked here in a few hours.

In the meantime, I do have another question on the same lines:

I am trying to get a report-type output, generated by specific search parameters entered by the users of the program, in order to pull the results from the SQL express 05 database. I have read alot of articles that talk about creating new queries in the tableadapter, but it's still clear as mud to me.

Example of what I'm trying to do:

User inputs stringA which represents data in column1 and stringB represents data in columnc;

I'd like to generate a datagridview that dynamically changes based on the data the person enters, ie: there are 6 different columns to choose data from.

I'm getting stuck with trying to figure out how to make a new sql query using the query creation wizard "thing" that pops up when you tell the tableadapterdataset to create a new query. I could be going about this the wrong way, but I'm totally lost and need some help..someone throw me a life preserver, I'm goin down...

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