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SQL Bug #: 50000541 (SLQ Hotfix)
Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2000 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 2000 fix release.
This article describes the following about this hotfix release:
When you synchronize a subscription to a transactional replication publication in Microsoft SQL Server 2000, the synchronization process is slow. During the synchronization process, the CPU usage is high on the computer that is configured as the Distributor.
This problem occurs if the following conditions are true:
This problem occurs because SQL Server 2000 generates an inefficient execution plan for one of the queries in the sp_MSget_repl_commands stored procedure. This problem occurs only if the query that performs poorly uses the FAST query hint or the TOP query hint. The execution plan for the query that performs poorly shows that a join predicate is not pushed down to a Clustered Index Seek operator.
The installer does not install this hotfix correctly on x64-based systems. This installation issue occurs when the following conditions are true:
Hotfix informationA supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next SQL Server 2000 service pack that contains this hotfix.
To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.
PrerequisitesYou must have Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4) installed before you apply this hotfix. For more information about how to obtain SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290211/ )How to obtain the latest SQL Server 2000 service pack
Restart informationYou do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Registry informationYou do not have to change the registry.
Hotfix file informationThis hotfix contains only those files that are required to correct the issues that this article lists. This hotfix may not contain 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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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
This hotfix introduces trace flag 9082. You must enable this trace flag to resolve this problem. To enable this trace flag, use the DBCC TRACEON statement, or specify trace flag 9082 as a startup parameter for SQL Server.
For more information about the naming schema for SQL Server updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
822499For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822499/ )New naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server software update packages
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ )Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
Article ID: 929131 - Last Review: June 19, 2007 - Revision: 2.2