Windows 10 & My SQL Server 2000 Personal RRS feed

  • Question

  • One of my clients has an application that only requires “SQL Server 2000 Personal Edition” (the new versions of SQL are not supported).

    I have installed Windows 10 (64 bit) with iso file directly

    now, i cannot install My SQL Server 2000 Personal and error is sqlserv.exe not found

    but while upgrade from 7 or 8.1 (64bit), it (installed SQL Server 2000 Personal) work correctly in windows 10 upgraded


    how install it now in windows 10 directly??

    • Edited by HosseinE Tuesday, August 4, 2015 5:37 AM edit
    Tuesday, August 4, 2015 5:26 AM

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  • Hi,

    It seems that SQL server 2000 is not compatible with Windows 10:

    But you can try to install it in compatible mode:

    Right click the installer > Click Properties> Under Compatibility tab> choose OS (Windows 7 or 8)

    Then see if it can work fine now.

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    Thursday, August 6, 2015 1:05 PM
  • installing start but it freez afew later and incomplete installing.why???!!

    please help me!

    link "sql server personal":

    stay in this page and not complete:

    installing stay and freez in this massage:

    setup is installing microsoft data access components (mdac)...

    • Edited by HosseinE Friday, August 14, 2015 6:21 AM sql link
    • Proposed as answer by S.Info Monday, September 28, 2015 12:09 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by S.Info Monday, September 28, 2015 12:10 PM
    Thursday, August 13, 2015 4:45 PM
  • Try this (You'll need SQL SP4 also):

    1. Extract SP4
    2. Copy `..SP4\x86\other\sqlredis.exe` to `..\originalinstallpath\x86\other` 
    `(this avoid mdac insall freezing)`
    3. Create this folder structure (any place): 
    - `Microsoft SQL Server\80\Tools\Binn`
    - `Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL\Binn`
    6. Find out sqlunirl.dll on `SP4` path and copy to **Binn** folder above
    7. Copy `dll` files on `..SP4\x86\setup` to `Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL\Binn` (folder above)
    8. Copy folder structure (created on step 3) to `C:\Program Files (x86)`
    -Give full access to user logged to **Microsoft SQL Server** folder
    9. Change install compatiblity `..\originalinstallpath\x86\setup\setups­ql.exe` 
    - `XP SP2`
    - `Run as administrator`


    • Edited by S.Info Monday, September 28, 2015 12:13 PM
    Monday, September 28, 2015 12:11 PM
  • I also had the same issue and easiest way to install with compatibility settings

    I was able to run with compatibility of Windows XP SP 3

    Right click the installer > Click Properties> Under Compatibility tab> choose OS (Windows XP Service Pack 3)

    Saturday, May 27, 2017 9:13 AM