WSUS 3.0 & SQL Server 2000 SP4

Would like to run WSUS 3.0 on a box running WS2K3SP2 and host teh WSUS DB on a server running W2K3SP2 & SQL Server 2000 SP4.

Is this possible? The requirements for WSUS say to use SQL 2005, but I do not have it and do not want to pay for it. I also do not want to run poopy MSDE.

keatsconAsked:
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rjwesleyCommented:
Windows Server Update Services 2.0 with Service Pack 1 is your only option.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-ca/wsus/bb466206.aspx

Rob
(Yes I agree upgrading is not always viable)
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rjwesleyCommented:
Poopy MSDE works without issues on the three servers I run it on.

I'd say your simplest option is WSUS 3 and MDSE.

from reading:

http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/library/d7183651-b9fb-4288-a15f-33032c40ce2d1033.mspx?pf=true (Remote SQL limitations)

and

http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/library/9e01d057-6b39-4eb7-b151-dff7ad0cd6381033.mspx?pf=true

I'd say keep it simple.

Rob
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keatsconAuthor Commented:
Thank you Rob, but I do not want to run MSDE on any of my servers, would rather run on SQL 2000 SP4, but do not want to pay for 2005, especially if it has nothing new to offer that we can use.

I do want to keep it simple, that is why I want to put the db on an existing server rather than mess with another sql.
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