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When inserting an OLE object into an application document, you may receiveone of the following error messages:
Cannot create object
Cannot create OLE object
Operation caused OLE error 36
Failed to create OLE object
OLE object problem
This symptom has occurred in OLE applications such as Serif PagePlus 3.0,Adobe PageMaker 5.0, and Harvard Graphics 3.
The application is sending a WM_DDE_INITIATE message that is neveracknowledged by the OLE application server.
Under certain conditions broadcast messages can become blocked. This willonly occur when OLE threads are open but those threads are not processingmessages.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 4.
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Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition, Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition, Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition, Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Enterprise Edition