I think you need to re-phase the quetion. The Master db is the inner working of SQL Server. It's like the Systems db of Oracle. Why would you one to make a change like that? Any modification there will result in cascating errors threw all other database.
The problem is that my old sql server 2000 crashed and i had to reinstall i had all of my full back ups the only one i coundnlt restore was the Master db because it wasnt in single user mode.. the reason behind restoring the master is because all the database users are stored in the Master db ..so i think ...and i dont realy feel like creating them all over again. So what should i do ?
Also it sounds like you're trying to restore master from master...
how are you doing this?
isql, osql, EM, QA?
Got any books?
I highly recommend ADMIN 911 for sql servr 2000, Brian Knight
I've never done this...but he suggests
1. Rebuild master using rebuildm.exe
2. Restart sql server in single user mode with the -m parameter
3. Restore master from the last know good copy
4. Verify all database are up and running
5. Stop and start sql server
6 Good to go
Like I said I just reguritated what I have in front of me...get the book..