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How to install SQL Server 2000 (Setup)

SQL Server 2000

  New Information - SQL Server 2000 SP3.

To install SQL Server 2000

  1. Insert the Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2000 compact disc in your CD-ROM drive. If the compact disc does not autorun, double-click Autorun.exe in the root directory of the compact disc.

  2. Select SQL Server 2000 Components.

    If you are running Microsoft Windows® 95, click SQL Server 2000 Prerequisites, and then click Install Common Controls Library Update.

  3. Select Install Database Server and setup prepares the SQL Server Installation Wizard. At the Welcome screen, click Next.

  4. In the Computer Name dialog box, Local Computer is the default option and the local computer name appears in the edit box. Click Next.

    For a remote installation, click Remote Computer. You can then type a computer name or click Browse to locate a remote computer.

    If a cluster is detected, Virtual server is the default option.

  5. In the Installation Selection dialog box, click Create a new instance of SQL Server, or install Client Tools, and then click Next.

  6. Follow directions on the User Information, Software License Agreement and related screens.

  7. In the Installation Definition dialog box, click Server and Client Tools, and then click Next.

  8. In the Instance Name dialog box, if the Default check box is available, you can install either the default or a named instance. If the Default check box is not available, a default instance has already been installed, and you can install only a named instance.
    • To install the default instance, select the Default check box, and click Next.

    • To install a named instance, clear the Default check box, and type a new named instance in the Instance Name edit box. Click Next.
  9. In the Setup Type dialog box, click Typical or Minimum, and then click Next.

    If you want to select components and subcomponents, change character set, network libraries or other settings, click Custom, and then click Next.

  10. In the Service Accounts dialog box, accept the default settings, enter your domain password, and then click Next.

    For information about services account options, see Services Accounts.

  11. In the Authentication Mode dialog box, accept the default setting, and click Next.

    Security Note  When possible, use Windows Authentication.

    To use Mixed Mode, see Authentication Modes.

  12. When you are finished specifying options, click Next in the Start Copying Files dialog box.

  13. In the Choose Licensing Mode dialog box, make selections according to your license agreement, and click Continue to begin the installation.

    Click Help for information about licensing or see your system administrator.

  14. In the Setup Complete dialog box, click Yes, I want to restart my computer now, and then click Finish.

See Also

How to add components to an instance of SQL Server 2000 (Setup)

How to create a case-sensitive instance of SQL Server (Setup)

How to install a named instance of SQL Server (Setup)

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