MSDE Installation


Steps to Get the MSDE

  1. First download the MSDE from the Microsoft web site. To get it, go to http://www.microsoft.com and do a search on MSDE. A link will let you know how to download it
  2. After downloading MSDE, click Open
  3. Read the license agreement. If you don't agree with it, click Cancel. If you agree with it, click I Agree and continue with the wizard
  4. Accept the suggested Installation Folder and Finish
  5. Click Yes to create the MSDERelA new folder
  6. When the files have been installed in the folder, click OK
  7. Open the Command Prompt and switch to the folder where the MSDE files were installed. By default, this would be C:\MSDERelA
  8. To install Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine, type setup SAPWD="DesiredPassword" where DesiredPassword will be the password of the Administrator account . Here is an example:
    setup SAPWD="FOotbAlli$tic"
  9. Press Enter and the installation will start

    When the installation is over, you may be asked to restart the computer
  10. If so, click Yes
  11. If you are using MS Windows 98, after restarting the computer, to start the server, in the system tray, right-click the icon with a red dot
  12. In the context menu, click MSSQLServer - Start
  13. To make sure that it restarts every time the computer comes up, double-click that same icon
  14. On the dialog box, click the Auto-Start Service When OS Starts check box
  15. Then close the dialog box

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