Which version of SQL 2000 can be installed on windows 2003 SBS

I have a client that has windows 2003 SBS. I need to install SQL 2000 on his server but when i tried to install SQL 2000 ent edition i got incompatibility error .
which version of SQL 2000 can be installed on windows 2003 SBS?

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Was it an incompatibility error or a warning that you should apply SQL-Server service pack?

It's been a while since I installed SQL-Server 2000 on a Windows 2003 server but I remember the installation program warning about incompatibility issues until SQL-Server service pack 4 was installed after the initial installation.

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activenet1Author Commented:
thanks for the quick reply
the server i am trying to install is SBS 2003(not 2003 standard edition) right after i start the installation i get the incompatibility error. it doesn't let me move forward with the installation and also doesn't tell me anything about service pack that needs to be installed.
could be that SAQ 2000 is not compatible with windows 2003 SBS? and only on 2003 standard edition?


The official requirements page can be found here:


It lists a few versions of Windows Server 2003 but unfortunately SBS is not among them.

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Not sure if this is 100% correct, this link shows that SQL Server 2000 can not be installed on Windows 2003 SBS. It doesn;t say it explicitly, though.
activenet1Author Commented:
I was able to install SAQ ent edition on one of my VM machine which is windows 2003 SBS with no issues.
here is the error i get when i try to install it on the production SBS server
Anthony PerkinsCommented:
Have you seen this MSDN article:
SQL Server is not supported on Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008 Terminal Server application server
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