Error: Cannot initialize the data source object of OLE DB Provider (Doc ID 1908323.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 14, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Provider for OLE DB - Version 11.2.0.3 and later
Microsoft Windows (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)

Symptoms

 Hitting below error while setting up the linked Server in MS SQL Server using Oracle OLEDB provider.

"Cannot initialize the data source object of OLE DB Provider "OracleOLEDB.Oracle" for linked Server "XXX"

Cause

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