Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Backward Compatibility Components
Adding extra features and functionality to an already installed product that is working well is like a bonus and for this reason this kind of packages are quite sought after. Besides dealing with possible issues that may arise from the use of the targeted program, such toolsets may also bring some upgrades to its components.
A software solution that may be included in this category is Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Backward Compatibility Components. This particular pack is all about making existing features come together with new ones in such a fashion that there are as few problems as possible.
Building on the powerful service pack 4 that was assigned to SQL Server 2000, this set of components comes with several improvements, which include Data Transformation Services (DTS) 2000 runtime, Replication components and also SQL Distributed Management Objects.
Updated versions of SQL Virtual Device Interface and Decision Support Objects are also part of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Backward Compatibility Components, alongside the necessary fixes and compatibility enhancements.
The setup procedure is quite simple, since all you have to do is select the features that you need to have installed onto the system. You can choose how each of them is made available before letting the installation follow its course.
Since they are designed specifically for a particular environment, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Backward Compatibility Components will only be useful for developers who are still using one of the older iterations of the platform developed to serve as a management systems for databases.