Error Message "Failed To Carry Out Command" When Attempting to Use CreateLink

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When a program uses the CreateLink method of the OLE Container control, you may receive the following error message from the Object Packager tool:

Failed to carry out command

After the error message is displayed, the document opens in the program that created it.


This behavior may occur when the program that created the document is open.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 2.


Article ID: 277562 - Last Review: October 21, 2013 - Revision: 3.3
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
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