New technology works well with new technology but new technology does not work well with old technology. My situation here is SQL Server 2000 on Windows Server 2003. If I was running SQL Server 2005, things would be different. However, I want to learn more about SQL Server 2000 before I learn about 2005. I like to know the history of technology and what changes were made in different versions.
Everything seems to be working now. Problem solved.