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Linked Server Error 7303 for Access 2003 Database

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 18, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server
 
I am having difficulty creating a linked server to and Access 2003 database on my SQL 2005 server.  Whenever I create a linked server through the either the “New Linked Server” tool in the SQL Management Studio or using the sp_addlinkedserver method, receive and error indicating “Cannot initialize the data source object of the OLE DB provider…(Microsoft SQL Server Error: 7303)”.  Although my ultimate goal is to link to a secure Access 2003 database file, the current MDB file I am trying to link to is “unsecured”.  I have already verified that the SQL Service account has read and write access to the folder containing the MDB file as well as the temp directories on the SQL server (suggestions from other forums).  Is there any SQL Server configuration that I need to modify in order to use the Jet 4.0 linked server provider (Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0)?


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