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Hello,

I am going to install SQL 2000 SP3 but I have some questions first. I tried to install SP3 last week and encountered the authentication problem posed in this thread: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Microsoft/Development/MS-SQL-Server/Q_21545561.html?sfQueryTermInfo=1+10+2000+30+sp3+sql

When I run this query:

SELECT SERVERPROPERTY('productversion'), SERVERPROPERTY ('productlevel'), SERVERPROPERTY ('edition')

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I get this:

8.00.194 RTM Standard Edition

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Things to note:

My value of HKLM\software\microsoft\mssqlserver\client\connectto\dsquery is set to DBNETLIB
My current version of sqlservr.exe is 2000.80.760.0 and the version of ssnetlib.dll is 2000.80.766.0

Can I upgrade from the current version straight to SP3, or do I need to install SP2, then SP3? Also the versions of the files listed above indicate that SP3 was partially installed but the query executed above indicates SP3 is not installed. Thanks for any help!

Keith
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Have you already tried the suggestions in the link from http:Q_21545561.html#a14790205

In particular, do you have the MS02-039 path installed? Also, see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/814844, but since you already have DBNETLIB try Method 2.
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by:MohammedU
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Service packs are cumulate.
You don't need to install SP2 and then SP3...
You can isntall SP3 but SQL 2000 has SP4 as well.
Why don't you isnstall SP4 instead of SP3.
By the SQL 2000 support already ended...
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.760 is SP3...

Check all the version info at the following...
http://www.sqlteam.com/article/sql-server-versions
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by:KeithADM
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Thank you for the replies. We have a maintenance cycle coming up soon during which I will try the suggested solutions, update this thread, and accept the solution that works.
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by:Kevin Cross
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Good luck! I agree by the way that if you have sufficiently tested your applications with SP4 and your organization's change management is not too restrictive to make it to your maintenance cycle, that is the way to go. But that is easy to say not knowing your applications and compatibility issues you are dealing with. :)

As far as it being end of life, yes, at some point, again based on your organization's processes around making such changes and applications, a migration to newer version of SQL Server might be helpful. Another comment easier to say from the outside. I have been "upgrading" to SQL 2008 for a few years now ... it will not be until next year when my ERP application actually supports it. Then I will probably be wanting SQL Denali. *laughing* That is just how that works.
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Most of the compatibility issues comes when the version chages like sql 2000 to 2005...
Bust it is always better to test Service pack too before testing...
Make sure you have the master and msdb backups before sp4 upgrade...
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by:Vitor Montalvão
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There is a known issue from SP4 that can change the results of your queries.
Until SP3, result of queries that don't have ORDER BY clause was sorted by primary key (if there's none then records was returning by physical order). But with SP4 the same query returns records sorted by the columns order in SELECT clause.
Problem is SQL SERVER 2000 SP3 isn't supported anymore. Even SP4 will finnish support soon.
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