Having Problems installing Micr. SQL Srvr 2k on Win XP OS

antoine808antoine808 Member Posts: 14 ■□□□□□□□□□
I get error mssg that say I need a valid sa password or I have not installed sql server 2000 on this system. can someone help me or point me in the right direction, please.
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  • jmc724jmc724 Member Posts: 415
    What are you trying to install? I am presuming sql enterprise mgr?
    What next?
  • 2lazybutsmart2lazybutsmart Member Posts: 1,119
    The invalid sa password is probably showing because the QA or EM can't connect to a vaid local host. If you're installing on XP Home, then you need to install MSDE which usually accompanies ENT versions.

    If you already have MSDE or are installing on XP Proffesional, check if you're using both SQL Server and WIndows Authentication. BTW, it's god to use the dot "." in the server combo box as a habit. It limits the chances of you entering a wrong local host or ambiguous name.

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