Steps to download and extract MSDE 2000 Release A:
Step 1: Download the MSDE2000A.exe file by clicking save button. If you click open button, then you will be directly viewing the licensing agreement information as described in Step#2.
Note: MSDE2000A.exe is a self-extracting package that contains all the files required to install MSDE 2000 Release A. In addition it contains ReadMeMSDE2000A.htm that contains useful information about this release, including pre-requisites and step by step installation instructions.
Step 2: Double Click the downloaded .exe file, read through the licensing agreement information and if you accept the terms, click the "I Agree" button.
Step 3: You will be asked to specify a directory where the files will be extracted. You can specify a directory that does not exist, the extracting process will detect and create the directory structure on your behalf.
Step 4: Once you have extracted the file, for installation prerequisites and instructions, open the ReadMeMSDE2000A.htm (this can be found in the root of the directory you specified in the above step#3).