This snippet

Code:
DECLARE @iMsg int
EXEC sp_OACreate 'CDO.Message', @iMsg OUT
gets this error........

"ODBC: Msg 0, Level 20, State 1
Stored function 'sp_OACreate' in the library 'odsole70.dll' generated an access violation. SQL Server is terminating process 66.

Connection Broken"

running:
SQL Server 2000 sp3 Standard Edition
Windows 2000 Server sp4

CDOSYS.DLL is present

Any ideas???