How to create a Linked Server to SQL 2000 from SQL 2012 or later

So SQL 2000 has been out of support for a while now.  But I know some of you still run it.  As you upgrade your environments you might find you are upgrading a SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008 or 2008 R2 server that has linked server connections to a SQL 2000 server.  If so, it can…

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