SYSK 171: MSDE Will Not Be Supported on Vista


Yes, it is true – Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (MSDE) will not be supported on Windows Vista.   So, if you’re using MSDE in your applications, consider migrating to SQL Server 2005 Express Edition (SQL Express) at the earliest opportunity.  You can download SQL Express free of charge at http://www.microsoft.com/sql/editions/express/default.mspx.


 


For information how upgrading from MSDE to SQL Express, visit http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/sql/2005/msde2sqlexpress.mspx.


 


One more link is for SQL Server 2005 Express Web site – http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/sql/default.aspx.


 

Comments (5)

  1. Peter Ritchie says:

    Hmm, so I guess the product support life-cycle for SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine of main stream support until 08/04/2008 and extended support until 09/04/2013 is wrong…

  2. irenak says:

    The Microsoft standard product support life-cycle still applies, i.e. MSDE will be supported as you have stated on Windows XP, etc., but it does not include support on new environments, such as Vista.

  3. Vous connaissez tous maintenant je pense les éditions gratuites de SQL Server, il y a en tout 3 versions…

  4. Peter Ritchie says:

    …except the standard product support life-cycle includes interaction between supported products and supported operating-systems.

    This is a deviation from the standard product life-cycle and a change to the existing MSDE support terms–from which people have based their development, deployment, and rollout plans.

  5. Vous connaissez tous maintenant je pense les éditions gratuites de SQL Server, il y a en tout 3 versions…