I was bit this weekend upgrading one of my SQL 7 db's to 2000.

I was stuck on the messages.sql error message. When I went to use the link in that microsoft gave in KB300676(ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/bussys/sql/t...r/sql80/setup/). The link does NOT WORK when you select it from the KB page because that in fact is not the link. The site takes you to ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/bussys/sql/t...up/s80305i.exe

If you edit the address and remove the last step (s80305i.exe) from ftp address you will get in with no problem at all.
-AKA - just type the origional link in yourself and you will access the file without problem.

I've seen a lot of other strings related to this of people asking for help obtaining this file, so I thought that this might help.