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BUG #: 351375 (SHILOH_bugs)
SQL Server contains a set of system procedures "sp_OA..." to allow interaction with COM objects.
If the COM object does not support type information, SQL Server logs an access violation exception reading address 0x00000000 and then shuts down the computer. The top of the stack trace fill contains the following:
When the COM object does not support type information, the sp_OA stored procedures attempt to free a NULL pointer, causing the exception to occur.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft SQL Server 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
290211 INF: How to Obtain the Latest SQL Server 2000 Service Pack
NOTE: The following hotfix was created prior to Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 1.
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
File name Platform -------------------- 8.00.231 Intel
NOTE: Due to file dependencies, the most recent hotfix or feature that contains the preceding files may also contain additional files
Make sure that the object supports IDispatch::GetTypeInfo.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft SQL Server 2000. This problem was first corrected in SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 1.