FIX: You may receive an error message when you run Database Engine Tuning Advisor by using the dta command-prompt utility in SQL Server 2005

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Article ID: 918105 - View products that this article applies to.
Bug #: 50000164 (SQL Hotfix)
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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SUMMARY

This article describes the following about this hotfix release:
  • The issues that are fixed by the hotfix package
  • The prerequisites for applying the hotfix package
  • Whether you must restart the computer after you apply the hotfix package
  • Whether the hotfix package is replaced by any other hotfix package
  • Whether you must make any registry changes after you apply the hotfix package
  • The files that are contained in the hotfix package

SYMPTOMS

When you run Database Engine Tuning Advisor (Dta.exe) by using the dta command-prompt utility in Microsoft SQL Server 2005, Database Engine Tuning Advisor may fail. When this problem occurs, you may receive the following error message:
An Unexpected error occurred while monitoring sessions progress. Database Tuning Advisor Process is terminating. Index (zero based) must be greater than or equal to zero and less than the size of the argument list. Tuning Process finished
Note In this error message, the word ".ovement" is a misspelling for the word "movement."

CAUSE

This problem occurs if the following message string is formatted by using an incorrect parameter number:
Time elapsed: <hh:mm:ss> Workload consumed: <number>%, Estimated improvement: <number>%
Database Engine Tuning Advisor uses this formatted string to display the message that states the progress of the tuning process.

RESOLUTION

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

To use one of the hotfixeses in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Hotfix file information

This hotfix may not contain all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build. This hotfix contains only the files that you must have to correct the issues that are listed in this article.

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.
SQL Server 2005, 32-bit versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Autoadmin90.dll2005.90.1546.0898,84816-May-200603:45x86
Dta.exe9.0.1546.0117,53616-May-200603:45x86
Dts.dll2005.90.1546.01,094,43216-May-200603:45x86
Dtspipeline.dll2005.90.1546.0600,35216-May-200603:46x86
Dundaswebchart.dll9.0.1546.0752,41616-May-200603:45x86
Dundaswinchart.dll9.0.1546.0797,47216-May-200603:45x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.olapenum.dll9.0.1546.052,00016-May-200603:45x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.replication.dll2005.90.1546.01,608,48016-May-200603:45x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.smo.dll9.0.1546.01,559,32816-May-200603:45x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.sqlenum.dll9.0.1546.0895,77616-May-200603:45x86
Ms.dts.vsintegration.dll9.0.1546.0330,52816-May-200603:45x86
Ms.rs.designer.dll9.0.1546.04,778,78416-May-200603:46x86
Ms.rs.diagnostics.dll9.0.1546.0604,96016-May-200603:45x86
Ms.rs.library.dll9.0.1546.01,030,94416-May-200603:45x86
Ms.rs.pabin.excelrendering.dll9.0.1546.0330,52816-May-200603:45x86
Ms.rs.processingcore.dll9.0.1546.01,665,82416-May-200603:45x86
Ms.sql.ttransfergentask.dll9.0.1546.043,80816-May-200603:45x86
Ms.ss.dtstransferprovider.dll9.0.1546.0113,44016-May-200603:45x86
Msadomdx.dll9.0.1546.0502,56016-May-200603:45x86
Msmdlocal.dll9.0.1546.015,626,52816-May-200603:46x86
Msmdpp.dll9.0.1546.03,828,00016-May-200603:45x86
Msmgdsrv.dll9.0.1546.05,937,44016-May-200603:46x86
Msolap90.dll9.0.1546.04,205,34416-May-200603:46x86
Osql.exe2005.90.1546.051,48816-May-200603:45x86
Replrec.dll2005.90.1546.0781,08816-May-200603:45x86
Sqldiag.exe2005.90.1546.0960,28816-May-200603:45x86
Sqlmanagerui.dll9.0.1546.06,048,54416-May-200603:46x86
Txbestmatch.dll2005.90.1546.0430,36816-May-200603:45x86
SQL Server 2005, 64-bit version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Autoadmin90.dll2005.90.1546.0898,84816-May-200603:45x86
Dta.exe9.0.1546.0117,53616-May-200603:45x86
Dts.dll2005.90.1546.01,094,43216-May-200603:45x86
Dtspipeline.dll2005.90.1546.0600,35216-May-200603:46x86
Dundaswebchart.dll9.0.1546.0752,41616-May-200603:45x86
Dundaswinchart.dll9.0.1546.0797,47216-May-200603:45x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.olapenum.dll9.0.1546.052,00016-May-200603:45x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.replication.dll2005.90.1546.01,608,48016-May-200603:45x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.smo.dll9.0.1546.01,559,32816-May-200603:36x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.sqlenum.dll9.0.1546.0895,77616-May-200603:36x86
Ms.dts.vsintegration.dll9.0.1546.0330,52816-May-200603:45x86
Ms.dw.vsintegration.dll9.0.1546.0637,72816-May-200603:45x86
Ms.rs.designer.dll9.0.1546.04,778,78416-May-200603:46x86
Ms.rs.diagnostics.dll9.0.1546.0604,96016-May-200603:45x86
Ms.rs.library.dll9.0.1546.01,030,94416-May-200603:45x86
Ms.rs.pabin.excelrendering.dll9.0.1546.0330,52816-May-200603:45x86
Ms.rs.processingcore.dll9.0.1546.01,665,82416-May-200603:45x86
Ms.sql.ttransfergentask.dll9.0.1546.043,80816-May-200603:45x86
Msadomdx.dll9.0.1546.0502,56016-May-200603:45x86
Msmdlocal.dll9.0.1546.030,094,11216-May-200603:35x64
Msmdpp.dll9.0.1546.03,828,00016-May-200603:45x86
Msmgdsrv.dll9.0.1546.08,914,72016-May-200603:35x64
Msolap90.dll9.0.1546.05,670,17616-May-200603:35x64
Msserver.dtstransferprovider.dll9.0.1546.0113,44016-May-200603:45x86
Osql.exe2005.90.1546.083,74416-May-200603:35x64
Replrec.dll2005.90.1546.01,007,39216-May-200603:36x64
Sqldiag.exe2005.90.1546.01,127,71216-May-200603:36x64
Sqlmanagerui.dll9.0.1546.06,048,54416-May-200603:46x86
Txbestmatch.dll2005.90.1546.0430,36816-May-200603:45x86
SQL Server 2005, Itanium-architecture version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Autoadmin90.dll2005.90.1546.0898,84816-May-200603:45x86
Dta.exe9.0.1546.0117,53616-May-200603:45x86
Dts.dll2005.90.1546.01,094,43216-May-200603:45x86
Dtspipeline.dll2005.90.1546.0600,35216-May-200603:46x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.olapenum.dll9.0.1546.052,00016-May-200603:45x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.replication.dll2005.90.1546.01,608,48016-May-200603:45x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.smo.dll9.0.1546.01,551,13616-May-200607:03x86
Microsoft.sqlserver.sqlenum.dll9.0.1546.0863,00816-May-200607:03x86
Ms.dts.vsintegration.dll9.0.1546.0330,52816-May-200603:45x86
Ms.dw.vsintegration.dll9.0.1546.0637,72816-May-200603:45x86
Ms.rs.diagnostics.dll9.0.1546.0604,96016-May-200603:45x86
Ms.sql.ttransfergentask.dll9.0.1546.043,80816-May-200603:45x86
Ms.ss.dtstransferprovider.dll9.0.1546.0113,44016-May-200603:45x86
Msadomdx.dll9.0.1546.0502,56016-May-200603:45x86
Msmdlocal.dll9.0.1546.015,626,52816-May-200603:46x86
Msmdlocal.dll9.0.1546.048,586,01616-May-200607:03IA-64
Msmdpp.dll9.0.1546.03,828,00016-May-200603:45x86
Msmgdsrv.dll9.0.1546.012,848,92816-May-200607:03IA-64
Msolap90.dll9.0.1546.07,688,99216-May-200607:03IA-64
Osql.exe2005.90.1546.0123,16816-May-200607:02IA-64
Replrec.dll2005.90.1546.02,137,88816-May-200607:03IA-64
Sqldiag.exe2005.90.1546.01,637,15216-May-200607:03IA-64
Sqlmanagerui.dll9.0.1546.06,048,54416-May-200603:46x86
Txbestmatch.dll2005.90.1546.0430,36816-May-200603:45x86

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, use the graphical user interface (GUI) version of Database Engine Tuning Advisor. You can run the GUI version of Database Engine Tuning Advisor on the Tools menu in SQL Server Management Studio.

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 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: 918105 - Last Review: October 9, 2011 - Revision: 4.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise X64 Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard X64 Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition for Itanium-based Systems
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