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SQL 2000 Installation

by Sakhar / July 29, 2012 12:12 AM PDT

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?

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Just sharing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 29, 2012 3:19 AM PDT
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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.
Bob

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SQL 2000 Installation
by Sakhar / July 29, 2012 8:44 AM PDT
In reply to: Just sharing.

Thanks. I did download MySQL but the program I'm attempting to download does not recognize that server.
Harvey

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This is starting to sound
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 29, 2012 8:49 AM PDT
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Like it's your first SQL adventure. Microsoft's old 2000 version is challenging enough but I'm left to guess what apps you are writing or using. Sorry but if I have to guess, I will probably guess badly.

Me? Just someone that writes a few frontends for MySQL apps. I can't guess where you are in your journey.
Bob

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Re: MySQL
by Kees_B Forum moderator / July 29, 2012 5:15 PM PDT
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You say you downloaded MySQL. That's nice.

But did you actually install it? Do the services run? Can you make your own database either from the command line processor or from the GUI (Query browser)? As long as that doesn't work, any program wanting to create a database surely will fail.

Kees

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My SQL
by Sakhar / July 30, 2012 6:48 AM PDT
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Yep it's installed, all 173 MB. Unfortunately I only have one program that requires the SQL server so I don't know how to check it to see if it runs. When I go to programs and click on mysql it take me to something called the Command Line Client. Clicking on that and I get a screen saying to enter a password. I don't have a password. Could that be why I can't run the mysql?

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Re: MySQL
by Kees_B Forum moderator / July 30, 2012 7:11 AM PDT
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MySQL
by Sakhar / July 30, 2012 10:37 AM PDT
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Thanks, I'll look it up.
Harv

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