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SQL Server Critical Update Wizard for Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2000 and Microsoft® SQL Server Desktop Engine (MSDE) 2000

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  • Version: 1.0
  • Category: Security Patch
  • Language: English

The SQL Server Critical Update Wizard will scan Microsoft SQL Server 2000 and MSDE 2000 to help detect instances vulnerable to the "Slammer" worm, and will attempt to update the affected files.

  • The SQL Server Critical Update Wizard will update editions of Microsoft SQL Server 2000 and MSDE 2000 that are vulnerable to the Slammer worm. All versions of the SQL Server 2000 Evaluation Edition can also be updated with the SQL Critical Update Wizard. However, the Evaluation Edition can not be updated using SP3. MSDE 2000 ships with several Microsoft products, including Office XP. For a complete list of products that ship MSDE 2000, visit the Microsoft Products that include MSDE 2000 Web page.

    The SQL Critical Update Wizard was developed specifically for the home and small business user, though enterprise customers may also download and deploy the wizard to their internal customers. The SQL Critical Update Wizard will walk you through the steps of detecting a vulnerability to Slammer and updating the affected files. SQL Critical Update Wizard runs on Windows® 98, Windows ME, Windows NT® 4.0, Windows 2000 and Windows XP. Please see Knowledge Base Article: 814372 for more information about this wizard. If you want to install SQL Critical Update on a cluster, use the SQL Critical Update tool instead of the wizard. For more information about updating clusters with SQL Critical Update or if you need more flexibility in detecting and removing security vulnerabilities, visit SQL Server 2000 Security Tools.

    To send feedback on these tools, send email to SQL Critical Update Kit: [email protected].


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SHA1: ac256374982b84bdd3cba89cc7bf902318b83a0a
2 KB
SHA1: c53ab29bee614aed9d66396e52ac765d55999079
10.77 MB

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System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows XP

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