Hi,<BR><BR>I am having problems register a local server. I had to reinstall SQL 2000 on my laptop running XP pro. I set up a named pipes alias that I am trying to connect to using Windows authentication. Someone told me that I needed ot install MSDE separately, but I recieved the message (setup failed to configure the server), probably because it is already installed.<BR><BR>Please help me out with this one. I have tried to reinstall SQL 2000 several times.<BR><BR>Thanks in advance!