I am trying to install msde on my XP pro machine at home.
When running the setup.exe i receive :
"A strong SA password is required for security reasons, please us the SAPWD switch to supply the same. refer to readme for more details, setup will now exit."
i have attempted to add the switch from a command line prompt. can anyone tell me what the exact command line prompt is because i only seem to receive an info box from windows installer detailing the available switches.
Could it be the requirements of "strong password" that you are failing on?
I don't know what is "required" but maybe sufficient length and a combination of caps, lowercase, numeric and punctuation character are "required" ??
I also think this is the problem but am having trouble setting the SA password with a switch or forcing the installation to use a windows password. my windows password meets the suggested password requirements.