Microsoft Releases SP3 for SQL Server 7.0
- By Scott Bekker
Microsoft has released the final version of Service Pack 3
SQL Server 7.0 and Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) 1.0, this one containing
updates for database components and OLAP Services components.
Service Pack 3 contain updates for certain database
components, these include, the data engine; database client utilities, such as
SQL Server Enterprise Manager; and database client connectivity components,
such as the OLE DB provider for SQL Server 7.0 and the ODBC driver.
In the second part of the Service Pack Microsoft addresses
the OLAP Services components. The upgrade will be applicable toward OLAP
Services; OLAP client components, such as OLAP Manager, OLE DB Provider for
OLAP services; and database client connectivity including, OLE DB Provider for
SQL Server, the SQL Server ODBC, and the client Net-Libraries.
Since each Service Pack is cumulative, SP3 includes all
fixes from SP1 and SP2. This most recent Service Pack can be added to a machine
that only has the original installation or either of the first two Service
Packs installed. The Service Pack is in two downloadable parts and users can
apply either one or both for the upgrades.
Microsoft expects this to be the last Service Pack for SQL
Server 7.0 since the company will primarily be focused on Web fixes and Service
Packs for SQL Server 2000. –Alicia Costanza
Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.