What OLEDB providers should you expect to show up under the Providers node in SSMS?

  The short answer is: Those returned by master.dbo.xp_enum_oledb_providers. But let’s dig deeper and try to give you the detailed description you deserve. The triggering reason why I’m writing about this is because a colleague described the following situation in one of our internal lists: I designed a OLE DB Provider, and want to register…

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Internationalization issue with the implementations of IErrorLookup::GetErrorDescription in SQLOLEDB and MSDASQL OLE/DB Providers

One customer reported that he was running SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition build 8.00.2187. His System’s default language setting was Russian (but it happens that it could be reproduced with any locale different than US English.) He was running one DTS package that included an "Execute SQL" task whose execution caused SQL Server to return…

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