An update is available for SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (SHAREPOINT)

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INTRODUCTION
Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) uses the Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine (Windows) as the relational data store. The named instance of Microsoft SQL Server that is associated with WSS is named "SharePoint." This instance appears in the Add/Remove Programs tool as SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (SHAREPOINT).

This updated version of SQL Server Desktop Engine (Windows) is an update to the named instance SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (SHAREPOINT) that is only used by WSS. This update contains all the fixes that are included in Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4). For a list of the fixes that are included in SQL Server 2000 SP4, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge base:
888799 A list of the bugs that are fixed in SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4
MORE INFORMATION
This update upgrades the existing named instance SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (SHAREPOINT). Therefore, you cannot roll back or remove this update.You must uninstall the named instance SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (SHAREPOINT) and then re-install the individual versions until you have installed the version that you had on the computer before you applied this update.

Note We recommend that you back up all user and system databases that are associated with this instance of SQL Server before you apply this update. If you must remove this update, you will have to restore these databases to return them to their original, pre-update state.

Microsoft Windows Update

To obtain this update from Microsoft Windows Update, visit the following Microsoft Web site: For more information about Microsoft Windows Update, visit the following Microsoft Web site:Note If you have other Microsoft products installed, you will be automatically redirected to the following Microsoft Web site:

Microsoft Software Update Services and Windows Server Update Services

This update is available from Microsoft Software Update Services (SUS) and from Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). For information about SUS or WSUS, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
REFERENCES
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
894199 Description of Software Update Services and Windows Server Update Services changes in content
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