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SQL Server 2000 Extended Support ending soon………21 days left

· On April 9, 2013, Extended Support for SQL Server 2000 will come to an end, and SQL Server 2000 will no longer be supported.

· What will change :

· Self-Help Online Support will be available for a minimum of 12 months. Example: Microsoft online Knowledge Base articles, FAQs, troubleshooting tools, and other resources, that help customers resolve common issues.

· Updates to this software will stop and customers will no longer receive patches, including security updates.

What Are available Options :

· Upgrade to a supported version of SQL Server.

· Find out more about a Custom Support Agreement (CSA).

· Run SQL Server 2000 unsupported with access to Self-Help Online Support only (not recommended).

· Upgrade to SQL Server 2005 is not recommended as SQL Server 2005 is also transitioned from Mainstream Support to Extended Support.

Refer Link : http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/sqlserver/support/support-updates.aspx

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