Cannot initialize the data source object of OLE DB provider "MSDASQL" for linked server "".
Posted on 2013-12-12
We have just moved our primary SQL server to a new server (SQL 2012 Standard). I did this via log shipping and then failing over to the new server so it became the primary as due to the size of the database and time restiction of when the move could be made I chose log shipping to limit any down time.
Everything went to plan with one exception. One of the linked servers we use from the server to a SQL 2000 server using a ODBC connection is not working when being called upon in stored procedures. You can see the catalogs and run queries on it but we are getting the below error's. I have googled for 4 days and tried various things but to no avail. Part of me thinks this is due to double hop?
The DBA before me used synonyms and did not document any of the work he did when he first set up the original server so this has been a nightmare. I have ensured that all logins etc... have the same permissions as they did on the old server but I still cannot get this to work.
When we use a try catch in the stored procedures being called it brings back "Cannot initialize the data source object of OLE DB provider "MSDASQL" for linked server "". Error Number 7303.
But when they are using the linked server from their end (they use a linked server on the SQL 2000 server, it is then executing part of the stored procedures on the SQL 2012 server but when it goes back out to reference the SQL 2000 linked server it brings the below error).
"Mail (Id: 1078) queued. OLE DB provider "MSDASQL" for linked server "Server" returned message "[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server] cannot open user default database. Login failed.". OLE DB provider "MSDASQL" for linked server "Server" returned message ""[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server] Cannot open user default databse. Login failed.". String data, right truncation, string data, right truncation"
Any help would be greatly appreciated as everything I have found so far has not helped.