The installation of Microsoft SQL Server, like that of various modern products is fairly easy, whether you are using a CD called SQL Server Developer Edition, a DVD or a downloaded edition. If you have it on CD or DVD, you can put it in the drive and follow the instructions on the screen, as we will review them.
The following steps describe the installation on a Microsoft Windows 2000 Server by the Administrator account, a Windows XP Home Edition, a Windows XP Professional or the downloaded edition on a Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional.
Log on to your Windows 2000 Server or open Windows 2000/XP Professional.
Put the CD or DVD in the drive or download ...