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Error 7403
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Error 7403

SQL Server 2000

Error 7403

Severity Level 16
Message Text

Could not locate registry entry for OLE DB provider '%ls'.

Explanation

This error message indicates one of the following:

  • The OLE DB provider is not registered properly.

  • The name of the provider used in the provider_name parameter of sp_addlinkedserver (or specified in the OPENROWSET function) is incorrect.
Action

Verify that the provider has been registered correctly and that the provider_name parameter uses the PROGID of the provider.

See Also

Distributed Queries

OPENROWSET

sp_addlinkedserver

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