Mario Szpuszta recently posted an article to MSDN that talks about using the MSDE Deployment Toolkit. I hadn’t even realized it has been available since December, although it is only a release candidate. This should help out a lot of developers who want to use MSDE as a local data store for standalone apps or as an offline storage facility for networked apps. I was about ready to write some sort of front-end for the MSDE installer to use with the software we are writing at work. Looks like I don’t need to now. Thanks MS!