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Bug #: 474394 (SQL Server 8.0)
Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2000 fixes as one downloadable file. Because the fixes are cumulative, each new release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2000 fix release.
This article describes the following about this hotfix release:
The issues that are fixed by this hotfix package
The prerequisites for installing the hotfix package
Whether you must restart the computer after you install the hotfix package
Whether the hotfix package is replaced by any other hotfix package
Whether you must make any registry changes
The files that are contained in the hotfix package
Consider the following scenario. In Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4), you perform one of the following tasks:
You use the sp_addalias procedure to add an alias in the user database.
You use the sp_dropalias procedure to remove an alias from the user database.
In this scenario, you receive an error message that is similar to the following:
Server: Msg 266, Level 16, State 2, Procedure sp_dropalias, Line 31 Transaction count after EXECUTE indicates that a COMMIT or ROLLBACK TRANSACTION statement is missing. Previous count = 0, current count = 1.
Server: Msg 15002, Level 16, State 1, Procedure sp_dropalias, Line 30 The procedure 'sp_dropalias' cannot be executed within a transaction.
This problem occurs when you set the IMPLICIT_TRANSACTIONS option to ON.
This problem occurs because the sp_addalias and sp_dropalias procedures incorrectly run operations that start transactions before the procedures verify that the IMPLICIT_TRANSACTIONS option is set to ON.
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.
You must have SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4) installed to apply this hotfix.
For more information about how to obtain SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
290211 How to obtain the latest SQL Server 2000 service pack
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
You do not have to modify the registry.
Hotfix file information
This hotfix contains only those files that are required to correct the issues that this article lists. This hotfix may not contain of all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build.
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.
Note Because of file dependencies, the most recent hotfix or feature that contains these files may also contain additional files.
To work around this problem, set the IMPLICIT_TRANSACTIONS option to OFF before you run the sp_addalias procedure or the sp_dropalias procedure.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about the naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
822499 New naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server software update packages
For more information about the terminology that Microsoft uses when Microsoft corrects software after it is released, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates