Hi,

I'm trying to get round a problem that I have where I am unable to create a linked server from a 64 bit SQL 2005 standard machine to a Sybase 11.9.2 database.

The solution that I have been given is to install a 32 bit version of SQL 2005 on the 64 bit box and create a link server from

64 bit SQL 2005 standard

to

32 bit SQL 2005 standard on the same machine

to

Sybase Sybase 11.9.2

My question is can we use SQL 2005 express instead of the 32 bit SQL 2005 standard to create the link server.

Is there any licensing / compatibility / best practice issues that I need to be aware of.

Kind Regards