Microsoft Brings 64-Bit Perks in SQL Server 2000 Service Pack
Redmond's database upgrade adds support for some 64-bit computing benefits and addresses security and performance issues.Microsoft on Friday shipped a new service pack for SQL Server 2000, an upgrade that brings some 64-bit computing benefits to customers. Released as a free download, SQL Server 2000 SP4 (Service Pack 4) is a cumulative service pack that includes all fixes in SP1, SP2 and SP3a. A company spokeswoman said SP4 is the first service pack to service the 64-bit edition of SQL Server. It clears the way for SQL Server 2000 users running Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition to run 32-bit SQL Server applications on 64-bit architectures in Windows on Windows emulation (WOW64).
A company spokeswoman told Ziff Davis Internet News that the service pack is mostly a bug fix upgrade that addresses security, performance and serviceability.