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BUG #:58160 (SQLBUG_70)
When there is a pull subscription created from SQL Server 7.0 for a merge publication in SQL Server 2000, the merge agent successfully applies a snapshot even if the snapshot has expired. No error is returned, although the snapshot has passed the retention period.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in SQL Server 7.0. This problem has been corrected in U.S. Service Pack 3 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
274799For more information, contact your primary support provider.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/274799/ )INF: How to Obtain Service Pack 3 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 and Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) 1.0
Steps to Reproduce the Behavior
The snapshot for this publication has become obsolete. The snapshot agent needs to be run again before the subscription can be synchronized.