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SQL Server 2000 – MSDE 2000

SQL Server 2000 – MSDE 2000

Important Note: Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine (MSDE) will not be supported on the Microsoft Vista operating system. If you plan to build an application and redistribute a database with it, you should consider using SQL Server 2005 Express Edition instead. For more information, see the Running SQL Server on Windows Vista page on microsoft.com.

Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (MSDE 2000)1 is the predecessor to SQL Server 2005 Express Edition, and is based on SQL Server 2000. For more information, see topic " Comparing SQL Server Express with MSDE" in the SQL Server 2005 Books Online.

1 MSDE 2000 shares the same database engine, replication, and Data Transformation Services technologies that are used by the editions of SQL Server 2000.