A customer needed Reporting Services 2005 but was running SQL Server 2000 and didn’t want to invest in a 2005 license as 2000 fits their needs just fine. Naturally I was exited to learn that Reporting Services would be available for SQL Express. That however was several months ago.
Now it seems the support has finally been released allowing us to use SQL Server 2000 as data backend and SQL Express as reporting frontend.
SQL Server Express with Advanced Services
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