FIX: xp_startmail Does Not Start Default Profile on Nondefault Instance

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BUG #: 235435 (SHILOH_BUGS)
When you try to start SQL Mail with the default profile using xp_startmail, the following error message may be returned:
Server: Msg 18024, Level 16, State 1, Line 0
xp_startmail: failed with operating system error 2
This occurs only on nondefault instances when the profile name is not specified as a parameter.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for 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
Specify the profile name as a parameter:
xp_startmail 'valid profilename'				
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in SQL Server 2000. This problem was first corrected in SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 1.
named instance

Article ID: 292237 - Last Review: 01/16/2015 21:56:15 - Revision: 3.3

Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition

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