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Preparing to Install SQL Server 2000

SQL Server 2000

Before installing Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2000, consider the following:

Before Running SQL Server 2000 Setup

Before running Setup:

  • Create one or more domain user accounts if installing SQL Server 2000 on a computer running Microsoft Windows NT® or Microsoft Windows® 2000, and you want SQL Server 2000 to communicate with other clients and servers. For more information, see Creating Security Accounts.

  • Log on to the operating system under a user account that has local administrative permissions, or assign the appropriate permissions to the domain user account.

  • Shut down all services dependent on SQL Server. This includes any service using ODBC, such as Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS).

  • Shut down Microsoft Windows NT Event Viewer and registry viewers (Regedit.exe or Regedt32.exe).
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