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Linked Server To MS Access using Jet Returns "unspecified error"

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 15, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server
 
I'm have SQL SERVER 2008 on Win2008 Server. I have several linked servers to Oracle (odbc) and have just created Linked Servers to MS access 2003 databases on network shares. I can 'test connection' and select data from the linked ms access servers using 4 part naming no problem. As soon as I do this, the Oracle db links stop working. I reboot the server, test connection to Oracle dbs , all ok there, run test connection to ms access dbs and receive the following;Cannot initialize the data source object of OLE DB provider "Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0" for linked server "MYAccessLink"".OLE DB provider "Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0" for linked server "MYAccessLink" returned message "Unspecified error". (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 7303) Reboot the server, test connection to ms access db's, all ok, then test connection to oracle, and receive the following;A transport-level error has occurred when receiving results from the server. (provider: Shared Memory Provider, error: 0 - The pipe has been ended.) (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 109) Reboot server, perform test again, toggling the order and I get the same results.Have tried opening ms access via openrowset and "execute ('select count(*) from SomeTable') at MYAccessLink" to rule out test connection (sp_testlinkedserver) doing something to crash the links. I have checke


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