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get MSDE 2000 with SP3 install a named instance NETSDK by putting the following in the setup.ini setup.ini ------------------ [Options] INSTANCENAME="NETSDK" SECURITYMODE=SQL SAPWD="<sa-password>" then run setup from the same folder where that setup.ini is located After setup, register the named instance eg. ARPC1\NETSDK on Enterprise Manager. Install the Northwind from the configsamples.exe in C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003\SDK\v1.1\Samples\Setup Note that this setup program expects an MSDE instance named NETSDK