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ADO.NET Programming in Visual Basic™ .NET by Bob Howell, Steve Holzner

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Installing the MSDE

The MSDE is not installed by default when you install Visual Studio. The Visual Studio installer merely copies the setup files for MSDE to a directory on your hard drive. Before using the MSDE you must install it. To install the MSDE you must run the setup from there. By default, Visual Studio setup places the files in C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET\Setup\MSDE. If you installed Visual Studio in another location, you will have to look for the files there.

Run the setup program by double-clicking Setup.exe. What you will see is a special install for the MSDE. It is different from the install program for SQL Server 2000. Unless you want to install it to another location (due to disk space limitations), accept ...

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