FIX: In SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services, a memory leak may occur in the handle thread when you run an MDX query that uses formulas or recursions

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Article ID: 911023 - View products that this article applies to.
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Bug #: 14690 (Plato7x)
Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2000 fixes as one downloadable file. Because the fixes are cumulative, each new release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2000 fix release.
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Summary

This article describes the following about this hotfix release:
  • The issues that are fixed by the hotfix package
  • The prerequisites for installing the hotfix package
  • Whether you must restart the computer after you install the hotfix package
  • Whether the hotfix package is replaced by any other hotfix package
  • Whether you must make any registry changes
  • The files that are contained in the hotfix package

Symptoms

When you run a Multidimensional Expressions (MDX) query that uses formulas or recursions, a memory leak may occur. The memory leak may occur in the handle thread in the Msolap80.dll component file or in the Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services Msmdsrv.exe process. The memory leak may use all the available nonpaged pool memory.

Resolution

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next SQL Server 2000 service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

Prerequisites

  • SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4)

    For more information about how to obtain SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    290211 How to obtain the latest SQL Server 2000 service pack

Restart information

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Registry information

You do not have to change the registry.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

Hotfix file information

This hotfix contains only those files that are required to correct the issues that this article lists. This hotfix may not contain all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build.

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
SQL Server 2000 hotfix, 32-bit
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Msmdctr80.dll8.0.2174.061,44021-Nov-200516:19x86
Msmddo80.dll8.0.0.21744,090,65621-Nov-200516:20x86
Msmdsgn80.dll8.0.0.21749,646,15321-Nov-200516:19x86
Msmdsrv.exe8.0.2174.01,970,17621-Nov-200516:15x86
Msolap80.dll8.0.2174.02,120,40821-Nov-200516:20x86

Workaround

To work around this problem, increase the stack size of the Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) Inetinfo.exe process or of the Active Template Library (ATL) Dllhost.exe worker process.

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More information

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Properties

Article ID: 911023 - Last Review: November 2, 2013 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services
Keywords: 
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