Solutions to Common Technical Issues and Challenges

In different cases in our everyday life, among other, we face different technical challenges. These challenges, might have to do with a task we are trying to perform at work, an error we get on our smartphone, etc.

In this single post, I will be providing short solutions and tips, to different technical challenges I face throughout the day. These solutions, will be categorized accordingly.


A. Tech Challenges on Android Devices

Challenge 1: What to do when an App doesn’t start on my Android device?

In case where an app on your Android device, suddenly stops from launching, here’s what you can try:

  • Go to settings – apps, then force stop the app, and clear the cache
  • Restart the phone
  • If the problem is not resolved, you can try uninstalling and re-installing the app be careful not to lose any data – backup your data before this step

If nothing of the above helps, and you suspect that your application, is the type of application that displays web content (example: security camera viewer app, etc.), then you can try uninstalling and installing again, the latest version of “Android System Webview”. Android System Webview, is a system component powered by Chrome that allows Android apps to display web content.


B. Tech Challenges in SQL Server

Challenge 1: Your SQL Server linked server to Oracle database gives an error message…

In case where you have just set up a linked server in SQL Server that points to an Oracle database, and when trying to list the remote database’s tables you get the below error message, read on to see what you can try.

Error Message

“The OLE DB provider “OraOLEDB.Oracle” for linked server “” reported an error. Access denied.”

Cannot obtain the required interface (“…”) from OLE DB provider “OraOLEDB.Oracle” for linked server “…”.


How to Resolve it

If all is good with the user credentials set in the linked server and the given user indeed has access to the remote database, then the next step to do, in order to resolve the issue, is via SQL Server Management Studio, to navigate to “Server Objects”, “Linked Servers”, “Providers” and enter the properties of provider “OraOLEDB.Oracle”. In there, you can check the “Allow inprocess” option and click “OK”.

You can then try again to use the linked server and see if it works.


Challenge 2: Which is the latest version of SSMS that supports 32-bit Windows OS?

SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), can only be installed on a 64-bit Windows OS.

However, if you are using a 32-bit version of Windows and you are looking for the latest version of SSMS that can be installed on your 32-bit Windows machine, then you can download SQL Server 2014 Express and you will be able to install that version of SSMS on a 32-bit Windows machine.


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