Symptoms

Consider the following scenario in Microsoft SQL Server :

  • You create a publication of type Merge Replication.

  • You configure this publication to use a Microsoft COM-based resolver for resolving conflicts.

  • You configure an article that includes an arithmetic data type column (such as int, smallint, numeric, and so on).

  • You configure the arithmetic data type column as resolver information and the article resolver as one of the following:

    • Microsoft SQL Server Additive Conflict Resolver

    • Microsoft SQL Server Averaging Conflict Resolver

    • Microsoft SQL Server Maximum Conflict Resolver

    • Microsoft SQL Server Minimum Conflict Resolver

  • You create a subscription for the publication.

In this scenario, the synchronization fails when a conflict is detected, and you receive the following error message:

The Custom resolver for this article requires OLEAUT32.DLL with a minimum version of 2.40.4276.

Cause

This issue occurs because of an incorrect check on the version of the "C:\Windows\System32\OLEAUT32.DLL" file.

Resolution

Cumulative Update Information for SQL Server:

This issue is fixed in the following updates of the SQL Server:

Each new cumulative update for SQL Server contains all the hotfixes and security fixes that were included in the previous cumulative update. Check out the latest cumulative updates for SQL Server:

Latest cumulative update for SQL Server 2016

Latest cumulative update for SQL Server 2014

Latest cumulative update for SQL Server 2012 SP3

Service pack information for SQL Server:

This issue is fixed in the following service pack for SQL Server:

      Service Pack 4 for SQL Server 2012

For more information about how to obtain the latest service pack, see How to obtain the latest service pack for SQL Server 2012

About Service packs for SQL Server

Service packs are cumulative. Each new service pack contains all the fixes that are in previous service packs, together with any new fixes. Our recommendation is to apply the latest service pack and the latest cumulative update for that service pack. You do not have to install a previous service pack before you install the latest service pack. Use Table 1 in the following article for finding more information about the latest service pack and latest cumulative update.

How to determine the version, edition and update level of SQL Server and its components

Status

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

References

Learn about the terminology Microsoft uses to describe software updates.

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