SQL 2008 on Windows 7 Connecting to SQL 2000 Server (on SBS 2003 Premium)

Hello,

I have two (2) new Windows 7 workstations that I need to install SQL 2008, which I have purchased with ten (10) CALs. They will be connecting to SQL Server 2000 on SBS 2003 Premium. Will this work?

Or do I need to upgrade the server to SQL Server 2008?

Currently, I have one (1) SBS 2003 Premium Server with SQL Server 2000 installed, six (6) Windows XP workstations with SQL 2000 installed on them and two (2) new Windows 7 workstations, that won't work SQL Server 2000. I would like to avoid upgrading the server if I can get away with it. However, if it's necessary I'll upgrade it.
bustech206Asked:
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Aaron TomoskyDirector of Solutions ConsultingCommented:
Can I ask why you need a full version of SQL server on the windows 7 boxes at all? What exactly are the doing when you say " connecting to SQL server 2000"
bustech206Author Commented:
I'm not installing a full version of SQL on the workstation; I get complaints (from Windows 7) when I try to install SQL 2000 on Windows 7. I'm just installing the client tools on the workstation from the SQL

I'm wanting to avoid upgrading the SQL server on the SBS server, if possible.

Many THANKS!!!
Aaron TomoskyDirector of Solutions ConsultingCommented:
Ok. That makes more sense. The ssms for 2008 can indeed connect to a sql2000 db. You just will be limited to the functionality in that version.

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bustech206Author Commented:
Thanks. I'll give it a try later today.
bustech206Author Commented:
I installed SQL 2008 Client Tools and the application software on one of the Windows 7 workstation and I was able to connect to the SQL Server 2000 without any problems. I'll be installing it on another workstation very soon.

THANKS.
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