FIX: Queue Reader Agent Fails if the Distributor is a Clustered SQL Server

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Article ID: 303228 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q303228
BUG #: 235091 (SHILOH_BUGS)
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If the distributor is on a clustered SQL Server, the Queue Reader Agent fails with the following error message:
"Invalid value for command line parameter [Distributor].Specified queue reader aborting"


When trying to validate where the Queue Reader Agent is running, the code uses the GetComputerName function. On a clustered SQL Server the GetComputerName function returns the local machine name instead of the virtual name, which results in the wrong server name being passed to the Queue Reader and the agent fails.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for SQL Server 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
290211 INF: How to Obtain the Latest SQL Server 2000 Service Pack


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in SQL Server 2000. This problem was first corrected in SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 1.


Article ID: 303228 - Last Review: February 22, 2007 - Revision: 3.3
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition
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