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Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) is available for licensed customers of any Visual Studio 6.0 Professional or Enterprise product. Customers can order or download MSDE for Visual Studio 6.0 from the following Web address:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/msdeThe download requires you to provide a Visual Studio 6.0 product ID and customer registration.
Resources for developers that are building applications with MSDE, including white papers, frequently asked questions (FAQs), and sample code can be located at:
The following MSDE related Microsoft Knowledge Base articles can help you choose the best strategy for installation and redistribution:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/233337/EN-US/ )INF: How to Determine When Unattended SQL 7.0/MSDE 1.0 Setup is Complete
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/233312/EN-US/ )INF: Customizing SQL/MSDE Unattended Installation Files
234626The following Microsoft Knowledge Base article describes an issue with named pipes on Windows 9x-based computers:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/234626/EN-US/ )SAMPLE: Setup1.exe Fully Automating MSDE Setup with the Package and Deployment Wizard (PDW)
198977The following list of Microsoft Knowledge Base articles provides you with more information about the MSDE installation:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/198977/EN-US/ )OFF2000: Can't Connect to MSDE or SQL Server 7 Desktop Edition
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/238232/EN-US/ )PRB: MSDE Unattended Installation Needs Full Path Name of the .iss File
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/243811/EN-US/ )INF: Sqldiag.exe Can be Included in an MSDE Custom Setup
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/246815/EN-US/ )FIX: Sqlmaint.exe is Not Included in MSDE Installation
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/234915/EN-US/ )FIX: Upgrade to SQL Server Fails When MSDE Installed from MOD
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/231923/EN-US/ )HOWTO: Distribute the Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) With the Package and Deployment Wizard (PDW)
259710If your MSDE installation fails and you are unable to determine the cause, or you find an error in the Setup program, the following log files might be useful for troubleshooting purposes:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/259710/EN-US/ )PRB: SQL Server Agent Fails to Start on Windows 9x When You Change the SA Password
You can also search for MSDE related Microsoft Knowledge Base articles at the following Web site:
http://msdn.microsoft.comSearch by using the "MSDE" keyword.