FIX: Merge publications cannot synchronize on SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 3

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BUG #: 364026 (SHILOH_BUGS)
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SYMPTOMS

You will experience one or more of the following problems when you publish a database with a binary collation for merge replication on a prior build of SQL Server and you upgrade to SQL Server 2000 SP3, or when you try to publish a database with binary collation for merge replication, after you install SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 3:
  • Existing merge replication publications can no longer be synchronized.
  • New merge replication publications cannot be created.
  • Existing merge replication publications cannot be dropped.
  • Merge replication publications disappear from the Replication Monitor in SQL Server Enterprise Manager.
Additionally, you may receive the following error message:
You do not have the required permissions to complete the operation.

CAUSE

The merge replication ISPALUSER system built-in function returns incorrect results when run in the context of a database that has a binary collation.

RESOLUTION

Service pack information

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

Hotfix information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Date         Time       Version   Size             File name
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31-Jan-2003  22:37:20   8.00.762  7,524,433 bytes  Sqlservr.exe
	
Note: Because of file dependencies, the most recent hotfix or feature that contains the files may also contain additional files.


STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.This problem was first corrected in Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4.

MORE INFORMATION

This hotfix is also available in the MS03-031 security patch. For additional information about the MS03-031 security patch, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
821277 MS03-031: Security patch for SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 3

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Article ID: 814032 - Last Review: February 27, 2014 - Revision: 7.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Personal Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000, Workgroup Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (Windows)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition 64-bit
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