FIX: The merge agent fails and a "permission denied" error message is logged when you synchronize a SQL Server 2005-based merge publication

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Article ID: 915306 - View products that this article applies to.
Bug: #378 (SQL Hotfix)
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Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2005 fixes as one downloadable file. Because the fixes are cumulative, each new release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2005 fix release.
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This article describes the following about this hotfix release:
  • The issues that are fixed by this hotfix package
  • The prerequisites for installing the hotfix package
  • Whether you must restart the computer after you install the hotfix package
  • Whether the hotfix package is replaced by any other hotfix package
  • Whether you must make any registry changes
  • The files that are contained in the hotfix package

SYMPTOMS

When you synchronize a SQL Server 2005-based merge publication, the merge agent fails. Additionally, you see an error message that resembles the following in the SQL Server 2005 error log file.
SELECT permission denied on object 'TableName', database 'DatabaseName', schema 'dbo'.
This problem occurs if the following conditions are true:
  • The merge agent user accesses the publication by using a publication access list (PAL) user account.
  • The publication has three or more multilevel merge replication filters.
  • Changes are moved out of a partition during synchronization.

CAUSE

This issue occurs because the merge agent uses the sp_executesql stored procedure to access metadata tables. However, PAL users does not have access to user tables.

RESOLUTION

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for SQL Server 2005. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
913089 How to obtain the latest service pack for SQL Server 2005

Hotfix information

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:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this hotfix.

Restart information

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Registry information

You do not have to change the registry.

Hotfix file information

This hotfix contains only those files that are required to correct the issues that this article lists. This hotfix may not contain of all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build. 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 item in Control Panel.
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Microsoft.sqlserver.replication.dll2005.90.1528.01,608,40817-Feb-200617:18x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.smo.dll9.0.1528.01,559,25617-Feb-200617:18x86
Msmdlocal.dll9.0.1528.015,588,56817-Feb-200617:19x86
Msmdredir.dll9.0.1528.03,927,25617-Feb-200617:19x86
Mssqlsystemresource.ldfNot Applicable524,28817-Feb-200614:58Not Applicable
Mssqlsystemresource.mdfNot Applicable39,845,88817-Feb-200614:58Not Applicable
Osql.exe2005.90.1528.051,41617-Feb-200617:18x86
Replrec.dll2005.90.1528.0781,01617-Feb-200617:18x86
Sqlaccess.dll2005.90.1528.0349,40017-Feb-200617:18x86
Sqldiag.exe2005.90.1528.0960,21617-Feb-200617:18x86
Sqlservr.exe2005.90.1528.028,778,25617-Feb-200617:19x86

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
822499 New naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server software update packages
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Properties

Article ID: 915306 - Last Review: October 9, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition
Keywords: 
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