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Old September 10th, 2004, 07:46 AM
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Thanks for your response -

First, you didn't answer the question posed in my post. Second, you can certainly redistribute MSDE as part of an app.

From Microsoft's MSDE Home page (

Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (MSDE 2000) is the free, redistributable version of SQL Server that’s ideal for client applications that require an embedded database, new developers learning how to build data-driven applications, and Web sites serving up to 25 concurrent users.

From Microsoft's Appropriate Uses of MSDE FAQ page (

Q. Can I include and redistribute MSDE as part of applications that I develop?

A. Yes, you can register to receive free redistribution rights for MSDE. Also, if you obtained MSDE by licensing one of the following products or services, you are licensed to redistribute MSDE as part of your applications:

ASP.NET Web Matrix*
MSDN® Universal, Enterprise, and Professional subscriptions
Microsoft Office XP Developer Edition
SQL Server 2000 Developer, Standard, and Enterprise Editions
Microsoft Visual Studio® .NET Architect, Developer, and Professional Editions*
Microsoft Visual FoxPro® 7.0 or 8.0

- Jeff