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Where can I set the folder to store a database in when I create a new Database in the Microsoft SQL 2008 Server?

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Via the GUI, right click the main server node:

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Programmatically, it is stored in the registry. You can see this here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/sqlman/archive/2009/07/20/tsql-script-determining-default-database-file-log-path.aspx

However, you'd typically specify paths, names, sizes etc in your CREATE DATABASE

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+1 for method 2 in the link. –  brian Dec 30 '11 at 3:24

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