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2029461 - After major security upgrade on Windows 2003 server, client applications receive "Could not load code page for requested charset" errors


  • Windows 2003 server is updated with Windows 2003 patches and Symantec security software patches
  • ASE 15.0.3 for Windows 32-bit runs on this machine
  • After patch application and rebooting certain clients unable to connect
  • As an example, ASE ODBC Driver application receive error "Could not load code page for requested charset"
  • When looking at TDS login packet, one might see something like: New Value [30]: ____Xÿµ_____@ÿµ_Dÿµ_ÞnæwÿÿÿÿXÿ
  • This is found in the TDS_ENVCHANGE token
  • Upon inspecting ASE errorlog, default character set is blank and should list default charset name, such as 'utf8':

00:00000:00001:2014/01/30 22:03:05.56 server  ASE's default unicode sort order is 'binary'.
00:00000:00001:2014/01/30 22:03:05.56 server  ASE's default sort order is:
00:00000:00001:2014/01/30 22:03:05.56 server   'utf8_nocase' (ID = 101)
00:00000:00001:2014/01/30 22:03:05.56 server  on top of default character set:
00:00000:00001:2014/01/30 22:03:05.56 server   '' (ID = 190).




  • ASE ODBC Driver 15.7
  • ASE 15.0.3 ESD#4, EBF 17771, Windows 32-bit
  • Windows 2003 server, 32-bit
  • jConnect 7.0X


SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise SDK 16.0 ; Sybase Software Developer Kit 15.7


MS, char set, character set, unicode, , KBA , BC-SYB-SDK , SDK , Problem

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