Solved

Is SQL Server Standard 2000 SP3 compatible with Windows Server 2003 Standard R2

Posted on 2014-11-17
2
259 Views
Last Modified: 2014-11-18
I need to know if Microsoft SQL Server Standard 2000 SP3 will run on a 64-bit platform and also whether it will run on Windows Server 2003 Standard R2.
0
Comment
Question by:SuePh
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 12

Assisted Solution

by:ktaczala
ktaczala earned 250 total points
ID: 40449091
yes, 32 bit SQL will run on a 64 Bit system
0
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
Asif Bacchus earned 250 total points
ID: 40449746
I would quite strongly recommend you use SQL Standard 2000 SP4 (not SP3) if you are installing to a x64 installation of Server 2003 R2.  SP4 was the first SP to incorporate full support for running x86 databases on x64 systems.  Make sure you fully update your SP4 installation also since there was an issue with AWE support (if you need it, databases 2GB+) on SP4 before it's first round of updates.

If you *have* to use SP3 for some reason, then you will likely have to run the installer with at least the /force option to skip machine checks.  There is another option I'm forgetting off-hand to skip machine checks also, but you can get that using setup /?.
0

Featured Post

Enroll in July's Course of the Month

July's Course of the Month is now available! Enroll to learn HTML5 and prepare for certification. It's free for Premium Members, Team Accounts, and Qualified Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If, like me, you have a lot of Dell servers in the estate you manage this article should save you a little time. When attempting to login to iDrac on any server I would be presented with two errors. The first reads "Do you want to run this applicati…
This article was originally published on Monitis Blog, you can check it here . Today it’s fairly well known that high-performing websites and applications bring in more visitors, higher SEO, and ultimately more sales. By the same token, downtime…
In this video, we discuss why the need for additional vertical screen space has become more important in recent years, namely, due to the transition in the marketplace of 4x3 computer screens to 16x9 and 16x10 screens (so-called widescreen format). …
Windows 8 came with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from that interface was a Start button and Start Menu. Microsoft responded to negative user feedback of the Metro interface, bringing back the Start button a…

632 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question