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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: where can I get SQL Server 2000 for studying?

    Well, I just start to install .Net into my computer and same time I need SQL Server 2000 as well. I went to microsoft.com and noticed there are couple of files called "Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 3a", "MSDE" ..., are they only the update file for sql server 2000? And where I can get a FREE one from Internet?

    thanks!

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    I think you can download the Developer's edition for fifty or sixty bucks. For software, that's pretty close to free.
    If it's not practically useful, then it's practically useless.

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    The Developers Edition is $49.

    http://www.zones.com/cgi-bin/zones/s...=no_partner_id

    The MSDE version is free, but it doesn't have any of the tools to interface with it such as Query Analyzer, Enterprise Manager, etc. It's also a "limited" version with scaled down functionality.

    Like blindman said, the Developers edition is a great deal and is the same thing as the Enterprise Edition, but can only be used for development.
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    that sounds great! thanks a lot!

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