I just installed SQL Server 2000 on Windows 98 and was planning on
using it as a development box for VB/SQL application. Of course I got
a message during installation that said something to the effect of not
being able to install server components on the '98 operating system.
I thought it should be OK because all I really need is the "local"
server to create my db and do my testing against and then I'll worry
about moving the DB's later.
After the installation I open Enterprise Manager and attempt to
register my "local" server. I have gone through the registration
wizard, chosen my computer as the server, specify "SQL Server
Registration" and then use the 'sa' username and blank password
(haven't changed it yet). When I get all the way through the wizard
it attempts to connect and I get the following error:
OEMCOMPUTER - SQL Server does not exist or access denied
I have tried it repeatedly and have tried using windows authentication
as well, nothing works. Anyone have an idea what I might be doing
wrong? Has anyone tried installing SQL Server 2000 on Windows 98? Do
I need to upgrade my operating system? Any help would be greatly