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The SQLBrowseConnect funtion may cause an access violation in client applications that use SQLBrowseConnect to enumerate instances of SQL Server. These applications include the following:
SQL Server Enterprise Manager
SQL Server Service Manager
This indicates that the problem may occur only when the Hide Server option is turned on.
A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Microsoft Data Access Components sevice pack that contains this hotfix.
To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the fix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question. The English version of this fix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Date Time Version Size File name -------------------------------------------------------------- 30-Jan-2003 23:11 2000.81.9031.26 24,576 Odbcbcp.dll 30-Jan-2003 23:10 2000.81.9031.26 385,024 Sqlsrv32.dll 01-Feb-2003 01:01 4.71.1015.0 311,520 814064_mdac27_x86.exe
Do not turn on the Hide Server option for Microsoft SQL Server 2000.
Note Microsoft recommends that you never use the Hide Server option in Microsoft SQL Server 2000 SP3.
To turn off the Hide Server option, follow these steps:
Start Server Network Utility.
Click the instance that you want to hide.
Click TCP/IP from the list of enabled protocols.
Click to clear the Hide Server check box, and then click OK.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.