Registering a Repository Database in Meta Data Browser
When you run Meta Data Browser as a stand-alone snap-in, you can register repository databases. You can register only repository databases that you created in Microsoft® SQL Server™ 6.5 or 7.0, SQL Server 2000, or the SQL Server Runtime Engine. Registering a repository database makes it available to users of Meta Data Browser. Later, if you want to make the database unavailable, you can unregister it by deleting registration information.
When you register a repository database, you must provide connection information similar to SQL Server 2000 database registration.
Before you can register a repository database, it must already exist. SQL Server 2000 Meta Data Services does not create repository databases.
After you register a database, you can upgrade it to use the newest features of the repository engine. For more information, see Working with Repository Databases in Meta Data Browser.
To register a repository database, right-click Meta Data Services, and then click Register Database. This opens the Database Registration Properties dialog box. Providing the information requested in this dialog box completes the database registration.