Unable to create a linked server

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Hello.

Currently I am using SQL Server Database 2008 and I want to create a linked server and make a connection with Microsoft Access database named Nwind.mdb.  I have issued a command in the SQL server Management Studio, like this:

execute sp_addlinkedserver 'North','OLE DB Provider for Jet',
'Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0','d:sql_serverNwind.mdb'

The command was completes successfully.

At this time, I wished to make a query on the customer table in access database and issue the following command:

select * from North…customers

I got the following error message after clicking the execute button:

Msg 7308, Level 16, State 1, Line 1

OLE DB provider 'Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0' cannot be used for distributed queries because the provider is configured to run in single-threaded apartment mode.

Any idea how to fix this error?  Thanks.

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Unable to create a linked server

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Dear Carlesy

According to the error message "OLE DB provider 'Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0' cannot be used for distributed queries because the provider is configured to run in single-threaded apartment mode.", it seems that u r trying to run a 32 bit office on a 64 bit machine. So u need to use a 64 bit OLE DB provider, the one u r using " Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0" is not suitable and therefore u got  this error. To resolve this issue, Download the MSDASQL provider from microsoft for 64-bit and use it. Also, set the AllowInProgress value in the registry to 1 following this scenario: in the "Run" dialog type regedit. Navigate to the newly installed providers under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftMicrosoft SQL Server<Instance name>Providers. U'll find the name of the provider u use, right click the entry "AllowInProcess" and modify it to be 1.

So u need to firstly use a 64 bit OLEDB and set the value "AllowInProcess" to be 1.

Hope this may help you.

Best of luck

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