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FIX: A complex query is not successful on a server that has more than 2 GB of memory

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When you try to run a complex query on a server that has more than 2 GB of memory, the query may not be successful. You receive the following error message:
Server: Msg 8623, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
Internal Query Processor Error: The query processor could not produce a query plan.
Contact your primary support provider for more information.
Note You can successfully run the same query on a server that has less than 2 GB of memory.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) 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   --------------------------------------------------------------   25-Feb-2003  18:41  2000.80.777.0      29,244  Dbmslpcn.dll        07-Feb-2003  20:44                    786,432  Distmdl.ldf   07-Feb-2003  20:44                  2,359,296  Distmdl.mdf   29-Jan-2003  16:55                        180  Drop_repl_hotfix.sql   31-Jan-2003  15:32  2000.80.763.0   1,557,052  Dtsui.dll           29-Jan-2003  20:18                    746,470  Instdist.sql   29-Jan-2003  16:55                      1,402  Inst_repl_hotfix.sql   07-Feb-2003  21:40  2000.80.765.0      90,692  Msgprox.dll         31-Mar-2003  17:07                      1,873  Odsole.sql   04-Apr-2003  16:46  2000.80.800.0      62,024  Odsole70.dll        02-Apr-2003  12:48  2000.80.796.0      57,904  Osql.exe            02-Apr-2003  14:15  2000.80.797.0     279,104  Pfutil80.dll        04-Apr-2003  12:27                  1,083,467  Replmerg.sql   04-Apr-2003  12:53  2000.80.798.0     221,768  Replprov.dll        07-Feb-2003  21:40  2000.80.765.0     307,784  Replrec.dll         31-Mar-2003  17:23                  1,084,828  Replsys.sql   03-Apr-2003  09:14                    104,868  Sp3_serv_uni.sql   19-Mar-2003  09:20  2000.80.789.0      28,672  Sqlevn70.rll   27-Feb-2003  16:34  2000.80.778.0     176,696  Sqlmap70.dll        07-Feb-2003  21:40  2000.80.765.0      57,920  Sqlrepss.dll        04-Apr-2003  16:47  2000.80.800.0   7,540,817  Sqlservr.exe        07-Feb-2003  21:40  2000.80.765.0      45,644  Sqlvdi.dll          25-Feb-2003  18:41  2000.80.777.0      29,244  Ssmslpcn.dll        25-Feb-2003  18:41  2000.80.777.0      82,492  Ssnetlib.dll        17-Mar-2003  05:49                    727,132  Sysmessages.sym   27-Feb-2003  16:34  2000.80.778.0      98,872  Xpweb70.dll 				
Note Because of file dependencies, the most recent hotfix or feature that contains these files may also contain additional files.

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

Article ID: 817780 - Last Review: 01/17/2015 07:02:27 - Revision: 8.0

Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition

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