We would like to remind all the customers that Extended Lifecycle Support for SQL Server 2000 SP4 ends on April 9th; 2013. Microsoft is ending support for this product as part of our Service Pack support policy, found in http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle.
SQL Server 2000 SP4 will no longer receive assisted support or security updates from Microsoft after the end of the extended support date. Self-Help online support will continue to be available for a minimum of 12 months after the product reaches the end of support. Self-Help options include public knowledge base articles, FAQs, troubleshooting tools which are typically available from http://support.microsoft.com and the Microsoft Download Center.
For Premier Support customers who need additional support from Microsoft should contact their Technical Account Manager, Account Representative or Application Development consultant for assistance.
SQL Server Release Team