Linked Server to older SQL Server Versions

I need to create a Linked Server from SQL Server 2012 Express Edition to a SQL Server 2000 instance.

Whilst trying to do the same, I am getting an error as follows: sql server native client 11.0 does not support connections to sql server 2000 or earlier version.

Is there any work around in order to do it ? Please suggest and thanks in advance.
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asked Aug 27 '12 at 12:55 PM in Default

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It should be enough to install Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Native Client. You can download it from the Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Feature Pack page. The SQL Server 2008R2 Client allows connections to SQL 2000 - 2008R2.

Once installed, you can use OLEDB provider of the SQL 2008R2 client to create the Linked server.

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answered Aug 28 '12 at 06:11 AM

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