System and Sample Databases
When Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2000 is installed, Setup creates the database and log files shown in this table.
|Database||Database file||Log file|
The system databases are master, model, msdb, and tempdb. The sample databases, pubs and Northwind, are provided as learning tools. (Names of these databases are case-sensitive.) Many of the examples in SQL Server Books Online are based on the sample databases.
Note The default location of the database and log files is Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\Mssql\Data. This location may vary if the default location was changed when SQL Server was installed.