FIX: SQL Server Fails to Start When Computer Binds 48 or More Socket Addresses

This article was previously published under Q282455
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BUG #: 351222 (SQLBUG_80)
SYMPTOMS
Binding 48 or more addresses to the network of a SQL Server computer causes an access violation exception to occur and the SQL Server server fails to start.

The exception that is logged to the SQL Server error log is:
42CF1ABA Module(SSNETLIB+00001ABA) (ConnectionListen+000008CA)004E2CFA Module(sqlservr+000E2CFA) (FRunCM(class StartUp *)+000000D3)004E3FA3 Module(sqlservr+000E3FA3) (initCM(void *)+00000064)7800BEA1 Module(MSVCRT+0000BEA1) (_beginthread+000000CE)From build 8.00.194				
CAUSE
The Ssnetlib.dll file attempts to listen on the first 64 socket addresses. A buffer overrun occurs, which causes the exception.
RESOLUTION
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

Hotfix

The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   File name       Platform   ------------------------   Ssnet303.zip    Intel				
NOTE: Due to file dependencies, the most recent hotfix or feature that contains the preceding files may also contain additional files.
WORKAROUND
Prevent SQL Server from listening on sockets or ensure that only 47 addresses are bound to the local computer.
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 1.
MORE INFORMATION
SQL Server 2000 is designed to listen on up to 64 separate socket addresses. This correction avoids the exception and allows the Ssnetlib.dll file to correctly listen on the first 64 addresses bound on the computer.
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Article ID: 282455 - Last Review: 01/16/2015 21:20:22 - Revision: 3.2

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