Nov 09, 2006 03:37 PM|shados|LINK
You want to attach it locally so that its features are available in SQL Management Studio Expres. Otherwise, the tools won't be able to "see" it. The reason your web app (locally) can use the database is because IIS attach it for you (temporarly). Thus,
the first step is to do manually what IIS normaly does for you, as to be able to, well, manage the database.
Attaching basically means "make available through SQL Server"