Article ID: 903742 - View products that this article applies to.
Bug #: 474469 (SQL Server 8.0)
Microsoft distributes 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.
This article describes the following about this hotfix release:
When you use a client application such as SQL Query Analyzer to start or to enlist into a distributed transaction after you have installed Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4), you receive an error message that is similar to the following:
Additionally, if you run a trace session by using SQL Profiler, you receive an error message in the trace window that is similar to the following:
[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][Shared Memory]ConnectionCheckForData (CheckforData()).
Server: Msg 11, Level 16, State 1, Line 0
General network error. Check your network documentation.
Note The 8526 error occurs when you implicitly or explicitly use the SAVE TRANSACTION statement to start or to enlist into a distributed transaction and the server severs the connection with the client application.
Error: 8526, Severity: 16, State: 2
This problem occurs because the SAVE TRANSACTION statement in SQL Query Analyzer is not supported in distributed transactions that are either started with the BEGIN DISTRIBUTED TRANSACTION statement or that are escalated from a local transaction.
Note In SQL Server 2000 SP1, the undocumented trace flag 8599 was added to enable some applications to bypass the test for backward compatibility and also to make upgrading SQL Server 2000 easier. Additionally, an incorrect behavior that enabled the savepoint in a distributed transaction that did not have a trace flag was fixed in SQL Server 2000 SP4. As a result, SQL Server 2000 SP4 client applications may experience the problem that is mentioned in the Symptoms section, whereas other versions of SQL Server 2000 will not be affected.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/295027/ )Limited support for Savepoint in distributed transactions in SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 1
Hotfix informationA supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.
Restart informationYou do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Registry informationYou do not have to change the registry.
Hotfix file informationThis hotfix contains only those files that are required to correct the issues that this article lists. This hotfix may not contain of 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 versions
Date Time Version Size File name ----------------------------------------------------------- 06-Jun-2005 22:46 8.11.50523.0 239,104 Mssdi98.dll 28-Jul-2005 15:25 2000.80.2151.0 290,816 Ntwdblib.dll 28-Jul-2005 15:25 2000.80.2151.0 430,080 Pfclnt80.dll 28-Jul-2005 01:57 2000.80.2151.0 323,584 Sqlagent.exe 28-Jul-2005 03:01 2000.80.2151.0 118,784 Sqldiag.exe 28-Jul-2005 02:06 2000.80.2151.0 102,400 Sqlfth75.dll 28-Jul-2005 03:59 2000.80.2151.0 9,154,560 Sqlservr.exe 28-Jul-2005 15:25 2000.80.2151.0 176,128 Stardds.dll 28-Jul-2005 15:25 2000.80.2151.0 35,328 Ums.dll
SQL Server 2000 64-bit version
Date Time Version Size File name Platform ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 29-Jul-2005 01:00 8.11.50523.0 758,784 Mssdi98.dll IA-64 29-Jul-2005 01:00 7.10.3052.4 348,160 Msvcr71.dll X86 29-Jul-2005 01:00 2000.80.2151.0 1,187,840 Pfclnt80.dll IA-64 29-Jul-2005 01:00 2000.80.2151.0 1,061,376 Sqlagent.exe IA-64 29-Jul-2005 01:00 2000.80.2151.0 334,336 Sqldiag.exe IA-64 29-Jul-2005 01:00 2000.80.2151.0 246,784 Sqlfth75.dll IA-64 29-Jul-2005 01:00 2000.80.2151.0 24,954,368 Sqlservr.exe IA-64
Note Because of file dependencies, the most recent hotfix or feature that contains these files may also contain additional files.
After you apply the HOTFIX, you need to enable trace flag 8599 to workaround the issue. To do this apply one of the following two methods:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
To reproduce this problem, run the following code in SQL Query Analyzer:
For more information about the SAVE TRANSACTION statement, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
For more information about the naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
822499For more information about the terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822499/ )New naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server software update packages
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ )Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
Article ID: 903742 - Last Review: October 9, 2011 - Revision: 3.0