SQl 2000 – it’s time to upgrade

August 26th, 2012 by Stephen Jones Leave a reply »

An impotant topic for many companies absed on this post: Reference: Pinal Dave (http://blog.sqlauthority.com)

If you are using SQL Server 2000 then upgrade to SQL Server 2012. SQL Server 2000 is now 12 years old. 

Now is the time to catch up with the latest trends. There are many security and performance reasons why you should not to mention many great new features. Its also  likely that yout appllciation software will not be compatible for much longer with older unsupported releases so at least budget.it for next year.

Note that you can’t upgrade directly from SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2012. You need to first upgrade to either SQL Server 2005/2008/R2 and then further plan to upgrade to SQL Server 2012. There is no direct upgrade path for SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2012.

If you follow the  rule to let something continue if it is not broken and working fine and are still using  SQL Server 2000 at elast upgrade to  SQL Server 2000 SP4 and update it with latest Security updates.

Here are two important SQL Server Security Updates.

Security Update for SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4 (KB983811)

Security Update for SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4 (KB983812)

 

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