FIX: Error Message 8509 Not Returned to Client Correctly When DTC Import Fails

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BUG #: 58372 (SQLBUG_70)
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If the import of a Distributed Transaction Coordinator (DTC) transaction fails, SQL Server does not properly return error message 8509 as an error to the client.

The affect of this problem is that a client who uses the native SQL Server OLE DB provider may not think an error occurred when trying to enlist in an invalid transaction. The client may proceed with their work and assume that the server is enlisted in a valid distributed transaction.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in SQL Server 7.0. This problem has been corrected in U.S. Service Pack 3 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
274799 INF: How to Obtain Service Pack 3 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 and Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) 1.0
For more information, contact your primary support provider.


This problem only occurs when you run a client application on Windows 2000, which participates in a distributed transaction.


Article ID: 278394 - Last Review: October 21, 2013 - Revision: 2.0
  • Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 Standard Edition
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