Please start any new threads on our new site at We've got lots of great SQL Server experts to answer whatever question you can come up with.

Our new SQL Server Forums are live! Come on over! We've restricted the ability to create new threads on these forums.

SQL Server Forums
Profile | Active Topics | Members | Search | Forum FAQ
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

 All Forums
 SQL Server 2008 Forums
 SQL Server Administration (2008)
 Link Server Test Connection Error
 Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  

Starting Member

1 Posts

Posted - 05/05/2014 :  23:10:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I am having a problem with our SQL Server. We have a SQL Server, SQL Server 2008 R2 x64; a Database Engine Provider, Microsoft Office 12.0 Access Database Engine; and a Link Server.

The problem is, every time I test a connection to our Link Server or create a new Link Server, this Error pops up:

"The test connection to the linked server failed/
Additional Inforamtion
An exception occurred while executing a Transact-SQL statement or batch.
Cannot initialize the data source object of OLE DB provider "Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0" for linked server "SynergeeExport".
OLE DB provider "Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0" for linked server "SynergeeExport" returned message
"\\mapsvr\PDR_GIS\SFELAPCO_GIS\MODULES\REPORTS\SYNERGEE\SYNERGEE_EXPORT\-JANUARY-2014.MBD' is not a valid path. Make sure that the pathname is spelled correctly and that you are connected to the server on which the file resides." (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 7303)"

**Note, every part is installed in one machine only.

Thank You

Aged Yak Warrior

819 Posts

Posted - 05/06/2014 :  14:13:02  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If everything is correctly installed - then your issue is probably the fact that the service account does not have access to that share.
Go to Top of Page
  Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
 Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Jump To:
SQL Server Forums © 2000-2009 SQLTeam Publishing, LLC Go To Top Of Page
This page was generated in 0.02 seconds. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000