Posted by Sudarshan Narasimhan on September 1, 2011
I’m not sure how many of you are aware of this but I happened to talk to quite a few DBA’s who were hell-bent on installing SQL Server 2000 on Windows 2008 (don’t ask me why). But for those of you who are planning to do this, DON’T, because it isn’t supported.
SQL Server 2000 and below are not supported on Windows Vista/Windows Server 2008 and above (which includes Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2). Here is the official blog post by the SQL Releases team on this,
Stay out of trouble and upgrade .
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Posted by Sudarshan Narasimhan on August 13, 2011
Another good post by Paul Randal. It’s worth a read and I agree with his thoughts on Forums filled with “so-called” experts. The WWW can be a dangerous place for those looking for quick solutions. Don’t be misled into implementing something you will regret later or end up being someone else’s worst nightmare. Always ask yourself “WHY” instead of just focusing on the “WHAT TO DO” when looking for suggestions/solutions. This is a crucial part of logical troubleshooting which most people ignore. So do yourself a favour and ask “WHY” when someone asks you do to make this/that change. If they can’t explain “why”, well rest assured it is not 100% guaranteed to solve your issue. Even if it did, you still don’t know “why” it did.
Like the warrior in 300 says “Remember us, Remember WHY we died”
Do yourself a favor… Trust No One
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