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
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: