This is the first I ever heard of that problem. So I downloaded from the
SQL home page the eval version. I ran the install twice and did not
encounter a request for a CD-Key.
Are you absolutely certain you were installing from a downloaded eval
During the install, across the top title bar, did it say this?
Enterprise Evaluation Edition
Microsoft SQL Server 2000
There should also be a file named LICENSE.TXT which at the top says
"120-day Evaluation License".
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