OLE Automation stored procedures (Transact-SQL)

Applies to: SQL Server

SQL Server supports the following system stored procedures that allow OLE Automation objects to be used within a Transact-SQL batch. By default, SQL Server blocks access to OLE Automation stored procedures because this component is turned off as part of the security configuration for this server. A system administrator can enable access to OLE Automation procedures by using sp_configure. For more information, see Surface Area Configuration.


Don't directly or indirectly call Automation procedures from any SQL Server common language runtime (CLR) objects. Doing so can cause SQL Server to crash unexpectedly. Additionally, an error message that resembles the following is logged in the application event log:

Information <Time stamp> Windows Error Reporting 1001 None
Fault bucket , type 0
Event Name: APPCRASH
Response: Not available
Cab Id: 0

Problem signature:
P1: sqlservr.exe
P2: 2009.100.4000.0
P3: 4fecc5ba
P4: StackHash_b620
P5: 6.1.7601.17725
P6: 4ec4aa8e
P7: c0000374
P8: 00000000000c40f2