You cannot apply some service packs to SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Evaluation Edition

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SUMMARY

You cannot apply Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 1 (SP1), Service Pack 2 (SP2), or Service Pack 3 (SP3) to SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Evaluation Edition.

When you try to apply a service pack earlier than Service Pack 3a (SP3a) to SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Evaluation Edition, you receive the following error message:

MSSQLSERVER is an Evaluation version. Cannot upgrade an Evaluation version of SQL Server 2000. Setup will now exit.

MORE INFORMATION

Beginning with SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 3a, service packs can be applied to SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Evaluation Edition. For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
819334 SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 3a synopsis
For more information about an evaluation version that is not vulnerable to the Slammer worm (but does not include any other Service Pack 3a or later fixes), click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
816824 SQL Server 2000 Evaluation Edition Release A

REFERENCES

For more information about SQL Server 2000, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
281574 How to upgrade to SQL Server 2000 Retail Version after SQL Server 2000 Evaluation Edition expires
314947 How to upgrade virtual servers from SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Evaluation Edition to SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition

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Article ID: 315518 - Last Review: October 29, 2007 - Revision: 5.2
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  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition
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