FIX: You receive an "Analysis Server Error: Connection to the server is lost" error message when you suspend and then resume operations on a cube in SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services

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SUMMARY

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

SYMPTOMS

In Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services, you suspend operations on a cube by using a custom Decision Support Object (DSO) application. When you resume operations on the cube, the processing of the cube may fail and you may receive the following error messages in the DSO processing log:
Initiating transaction in Database 'Database Name'
Processing Dimension 'Dimension Name'
Initializing Dimension 'Dimension Name'
Analysis Server Error: Connection to the server is lost;
Error(-2147221421): Internal error (Server initializing Dimension 'Dimension Name' (final));
Error(-2147221421): Internal error (Unexpected internal error (Dimension 'Dimension Name'));
Processing Dimension 'Dimension Name' failed. No changes have been made to the database.
Rolling back transaction in Database 'Database Name'
Analysis Server Error: Connection to the server is lost;

CAUSE

This problem may occur if the following conditions are true:
  • You use a custom DSO application to suspend operations, and then you resume operations on the cube.
  • A locking conflict occurs during processing of the cube. This problem may occur if processing starts before locks are acquired on objects.

RESOLUTION

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft SQL Server 2000. For more information, 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

Hotfix information

Prerequisites

This hotfix requires Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services Service Pack 3 (SP3) or a later version. For additional information about how to obtain SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services Service Pack 3 or a later version, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
290211 How to obtain the most recent SQL Server 2000 Service Pack

Restart information

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

Hotfix file information

This hotfix only contains 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 tool in Control Panel.
SQL Server 2000, 32 bit editions
  Date         Time   Version    Size       File name
  -------------------------------------------------------
  06-Apr-2004  20:25                18,800  Msmd.h
  05-Nov-2004  17:09  8.0.986.0    221,760  Msmdcb80.dll     
  05-Nov-2004  17:09  8.0.0.986  4,063,808  Msmddo80.dll     
  05-Nov-2004  17:09  8.0.986.0  1,036,864  Msmdgd80.dll     
  05-Nov-2004  17:09  8.0.986.0    172,608  Msmdpump.dll     
  05-Nov-2004  17:09  8.0.0.986  9,642,564  Msmdsgn80.dll    
  05-Nov-2004  17:08  8.0.986.0  1,847,876  Msmdsrv.exe      
  05-Nov-2004  17:09  8.0.986.0  1,397,312  Msmdvldm.exe     
  05-Nov-2004  17:09  8.0.986.0  2,085,456  Msolap80.dll     
  05-Nov-2004  03:24  8.0.986.0    446,524  Msmdsgn.rll
  05-Nov-2004  03:05  8.0.986.0    213,068  Msolap80.rll
SQL Server 2000, 64 bit editions
  Date         Time   Version    Size       File name
  ------------------------------------------------------
  06-Apr-2004  20:25                18,800  Msmd.h
  05-Nov-2004  18:50  8.0.986.0	 5,533,184  Msmdcb80.dll     
  05-Nov-2004  18:50  8.0.986.0	 5,842,432  Msmdgd80.dll     
  05-Nov-2004  18:50  8.0.986.0	 5,171,712  Msmdpump.dll     
  05-Nov-2004  18:50  8.0.986.0	 6,048,256  Msmdsrv.exe      
  05-Nov-2004  18:50  8.0.986.0	 6,711,808  Msolap80.dll     
  05-Nov-2004  17:38  8.0.986.0	   201,728  Msolap80.rll

Note Because of file dependencies, the most recent hotfix that contains these files may also contain additional files.

STATUS

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

This problem was first corrected in Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4.

REFERENCES

For additional information about the naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
822499 New naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server software update packages
For additional information about the terminology that Microsoft uses when correcting software after it is released, 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

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Article ID: 885426 - Last Review: November 21, 2006 - Revision: 2.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services
Keywords: 
kbsqlserv2000presp4fix kbbug kbfix kbhotfixserver kbqfe KB885426

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