SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4 Released

SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4 Released

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Improve the performance, serviceability, and enhance the security of your SQL Server 2000 installations with SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4.

·         SP4 adds platform support for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition allowing 32-bit SQL Server applications to run on 64-bit hardware when using Windows on Windows emulation (WOW64).

·         SP4 provides customers with the latest updates and fixes to SQL Server 2000 released since SP3a.

·         SP4 provides enhanced performance, serviceability, and security to SQL Server 2000.

The download page can be accessed from this link: http://www.microsoft.com/sql/downloads/2000/sp4.asp

SQL Server 2000 SP4 Highlights

  • Adds the following platform support:
    • With Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition, SP4 provides support for 32-bit SQL Server applications on 64-bit architectures using the Windows on Windows emulator (WOW64). For more information on specific 64-bit platforms supported, see the Windows Server 2003 x64 Editions Product Overview.

·         All updates and fixes released since the original release of SQL Server 2000.

·         SP4 includes the MS03-031 security bulletin released in July, 2003.

·         SP4 improves performance on 64-bit systems with 32 or more processors.

  • Hey...I get a 404.

    Have you blogged this before it's actually been released?

    Tut tut......

  • I actually wrote the blog the night before and had the publish time set to noon.

    The link was supposed to be live at 9:00am PST - I guess it took a few minutes to propogate.

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