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How to link/query SQL 2000 data from SQL Express 2008 R2

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I have a production server with a legacy application which requires Microsoft SQL 2000.  I have written several asp.net based reports that query this data (read only).  Some of the functionality that I would like to add to our reporting would benefit from features of a more modern version of SQL (i.e. Multiple Active Result Sets).  I have setup a second server with SQL Express 2008 R2 and was considering replicating a copy of the data from the 2000 server to the 2008 server and updating it regularly.  Any suggestions on a better solution?  I cannot alter the 2000 server.  Is it possible to link the tables in 2008 so I can access the 2000 data and utilize the added features of 2008?
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Try linking the server to your SQL 2008R2 Express server

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff772782.aspx#SSMSProcedure
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Thanks for the link.  That was the instruction I was having trouble finding.  After configuring the Linked Server I had an additional error and had to also follow this:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906954

Thanks again
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