When i try to install MS SQL 2000 on Windows XP machine it says that server component is not supported by this OS.What should i do get it run on this machine?

you cannot install SQL 2000 onto XP Home or Media centre (im not sure about xp pro)

You Can't Install SQL Server 2000 Standard On XP Pro Either.

You Must Use SQL Server 2000 Desktop (Personal) Edition

Yes, its a server product therefore requires Windows 2000 Server or Windows 2003 Server (nt4 may work i dont know)

I know you can run SQL express 2005 on windows XP home?

You Can't Install SQL Server 2000 Standard On XP Pro Either.

um, yes you can. I have Windows XP Pro with SQL Server 2000 installed on it.

OK. Cool.....Is It The DeskTop Version 'Cos I Just Tried With The Standard Version & It Basically Said Client Tools Only.

I have tried running the setup with the Windows2000 compatibility set, and it is requesting SP2. Also tried using NT4.0, and error states that it should be SP6A or greater. Anymore help on this would be greatly appreciated.