Resolve A Windows Error Code 206 Issue Yourself The filename or extension is too long. (Code 206)
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About the Error

When working with an instance of Microsoft SQL server and using the DTS Addin processing can fail and give a number of different error messages. One of those error messages that occurs is the Windows error code 206. This error code is one of many errors that can come up as a result of a SQL problem

Tips for resolving the error code 206 in Windows.

Windows error code 206, along with a whole host of other error codes, indicates that there is a problem with data processing in a connected or installed instance of Windows Server 2007. Sometimes this error occurs when you are accessing an application that pulls data from the SQL Server. Other times the error message may occur when you are saving files that the SQL server generated or when using the DTS Addin command. The DTS Addin command has been identified as being problematic with Windows SQL Server 7.

The recommended fix for this Windows error is to install SQL Server SP2. This issue has been well known by Microsoft for some time and SP2 has been used to resolve these errors for some time now. In fact, SP2 actually fixes over 5 different Windows system errors that are very commonly seen on SQL servers and workstations that access data provided by SQL servers.

It is recommended that you download and install SP2 to the SQL server in order to resolve this issue. To do so follow these steps:

  • Launch the Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 SP2 download page.
  • Click on the download that you want to use. There are two parts to the download: the Database components and the OLAP Services components.
  • Select the language that you want to use from the drop down menu.
  • Run the executable file. It is self-extracting and will expand the files and run the setup program.

After you have SP2 installed, this Windows error code should not appear again.

TipFor more information, please see: How to fix SQL error #206

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