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Bug #. 871 (SQL Hotfix)
Microsoft distributes Microsoft 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 includes the following information about this hotfix release:
When you try to run a query on a linked server in Microsoft SQL Server 2000, you may receive the following error message:
For a list of all publicly released SQL Server 2000 post-Service Pack 4 hotfixes, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Server: Msg 7347, Level 16, State 1, Line 1 OLE DB provider 'SQLOLEDB' returned an unexpected data length for the fixed-length column '[LinkedServerName].[DBName].[OwnerName].[TebleOrViewName].ColumnName'. The expected data length is n, while the returned data length is m.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894905/ )Cumulative list of the hotfixes that are available for SQL Server 2000 SP4
The installer does not install this hotfix correctly on x64-based systems. This installation issue occurs when the following conditions are true:
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.
PrerequisitesTo apply this hotfix, you must have Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4) installed. For information about how to obtain SQL Server 2000 SP4, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290211/ )How to obtain the latest SQL Server 2000 service pack
Restart informationYou do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Registry informationYou do not have change the registry after you apply this hotfix.
File informationThis hotfix contains only those files that are required to correct the issues that are listed in this article. 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 item in Control Panel.
SQL Server 2000, 32-bit x86 versions
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SQL Server 2000, Itanium architecture version
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To work around this problem, you can add the OPTION(HASH JOIN) query hint to the query.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about Microsoft software updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ )Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
Article ID: 920930 - Last Review: October 9, 2011 - Revision: 2.0