troubleshooting Question

MSDE INSTALLATION PROBLEM

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I have a Windows 2000. When I tried to INSTALL the MSDE in order my Visual C# programs could deal with SQL databases, I got this message:

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" Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine

A strong SA password is required for security reasons. Please use SAPWD switch to supply the same. Refer to readme for more details. Setup will now exit."
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Well since I a novice both in C# programming and SQL database, I have no idea:

1) what a "strong SA password" is.

2) what a SAPWD switch is and how to set it.

I did not find any readme file specific for the  MSDE installation. The one that comes with it, it is about the installation of the SQL server.


I intend to access the SQL Server as a LOCAL USER and using WINDOWS INTEGRATED SECURITY.

This is the Connection String that I use in my web.config:

<add key="ConnectionString" value="server=(local); database=MyDatabase; trusted_connection=true" />

3) So what I should do ?

I would be grateful if you could answer these three questions. Thank you.
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