Generic Runtime Error on Design Table from SQL Server Enterprise Manager

Posted on 2007-08-12
Last Modified: 2008-01-09

I am getting a runtime error in the enterprise manager when I try to go to the design of a table.  There is no error number.  The error is thrown from the C++ runtime library on the mmc.exe.  This is SQL Server 2000, service pack 4.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Question by:tlchavet
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    What does the error say?
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    The title bar says "Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library".  The rest of the message says:

    Runtime Error!

    Program: C:\WINDOWS\system32\mmc.exe

    This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
    Please contact the application's support team for more information.

    There is an OK button under that.
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    Ah.  I remember long ago there was an incompatible MDAC dll or something that would at times cause that.  I remember the solution at the time was to simply run windows update and update the MDAC libraries.

    Side-note: MDAC makes up the components that are used to connect to various databases.  Seems 2.8 is the latest:

    You could also try installing the Service Pack again to make sure some other "update" didn't overwrite a dll needed for Enterprise Manager to run.

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