Installing MSDE on Windows XP


I was just installing MSDE 2000 release A on my local machine to do a little bit of pre-application testing and after downloading the 43Mb exe from and unzippin I ran setup and got the error:

” A strong SA Password required for security reasons. Please use SAPWD switch to supply the same………”

To get around this, instead browse to where it has unzipped itself, and run it with the option:

C:\Downloads\MSDE\setup.exe SAPWD=yournewSAPassword

After this it should install fine.

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