This third Service Pack includes the latest updates and fixes important vulnerabilities. Thus, it protects us against the Slammer (W32.slammer) virus.
SQL Server 2000 SP3a integrates in three independent files, updates for:
- Database components (ESN_SQL2KSP3.exe SP3a). These are updates that are applied to the data engine, to the database client utilities and the connectivity components.
- Analysis Services components (ESN_SQL2KASP3.exe). These are updates for the Analysis Services engine, the components of the Analysis Services client, such as Analysis Manager and the OLE DB provider for Analysis Services, and the database client connectivity components.
- SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (MSDE) (ESN_SQL2kdesksp3.exe). Are updates for the desktop data engine and for the database client connectivity components (OLE DB Provider for SQL Server, the SQL Server ODBC driver, and the client Net-Libraries).