When I wanted to develop for SQL I went with MySQL instead. Sorry but if the osql file/command is not in the path or you are not in that folder, it does fail.
I am attempting to install MSDE SQL 2000A on my Dell 4700 computer running the XP operating system. I can't get past the password screen where it says that I need to have a strong SA password. Reviewing the base knowledge 322336 it says to type "osql -U sa" at the command prompt. Windows can't find "osql"
So how do I obtain a strong SA password?