Data provider or other service returned an E_FAIL status

I am getting the following error when running a page against  a SQL Server database. When I run the page against my local copy of SQL Server, there is no problem.
Error Type:
Microsoft Cursor Engine (0x80004005)
Data provider or other service returned an E_FAIL status.
/tsac/tsacsearch/POSearchResult.asp, line 168
Here is the code snippet that may be the cause of the problem:

Set rec = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Recordset")
rec.CursorLocation = 3 '=adUseClient
rec.PageSize = intPageSize

rec.Open cmd,,3,3

'rec.Open cmd

intPageCount = rec.PageCount (Line 168)

Reccount = rec.RecordCount

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Make sure to have the latest MDAC installed on the server and clients.

this error can also be caused by a NULL value in the WHERE statement of your query
Carl TawnSystems and Integration DeveloperCommented:
This guy had the same problem, maybe it will be of use to you:

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why the C grade?
citysideAuthor Commented:
why the C grade? Because it didn't solve the problem.
I  gave you the points anyway. What more do you want?
citysideAuthor Commented:
Fair enough.
I'll remember that in future.
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