FIX: SQL Server 2005 may not send a message notification that is based on the specific string in the forwarded event when a computer that is running SQL Server 2000 forwards an event to a computer that is running SQL Server 2005
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A computer that is running Microsoft SQL Server 2000 forwards an event to the Application log of a computer that is running Microsoft SQL
Server 2005. When the computer does this, SQL Server 2005 may not send a message notification that is based on
the specific string in the forwarded event. When this problem occurs, the following Error event may be logged in the Application log:
Failed to formate SQL Server message. Error
Note In this event, the word "formate" is a misspelling for the word "format."
This problem occurs because the message format that SQL Server
2000 uses differs from the message format that SQL Server 2005 uses. When SQL
Server Agent detects the different message format, SQL Server Agent logs the Error
event in the Application log. Therefore, the specific string is
not found in a message, and SQL Server 2005 does not send a message
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
How to obtain the latest service pack for SQL Server 2005
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this
You do not have to change the registry.
Hotfix file information
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the issues that this article lists. This hotfix may not contain all the
files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest
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