FIX: xp_startmail Does Not Start Default Profile on Nondefault Instance

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Article ID: 292237 - View products that this article applies to.
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BUG #: 235435 (SHILOH_BUGS)
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When you try to start SQL Mail with the default profile using xp_startmail, the following error message may be returned:
Server: Msg 18024, Level 16, State 1, Line 0
xp_startmail: failed with operating system error 2
This occurs only on nondefault instances when the profile name is not specified as a parameter.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for SQL Server 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
290211 INF: How to Obtain the Latest SQL Server 2000 Service Pack


Specify the profile name as a parameter:
xp_startmail 'valid profilename'


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in SQL Server 2000. This problem was first corrected in SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 1.


Article ID: 292237 - Last Review: August 30, 2004 - Revision: 3.3
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition
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