FIX: You receive error 1456 when you add a witness to a database mirroring session and the database name is the same as an existing database mirroring session in SQL Server 2005 or SQL Server 2008

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Article ID: 930283 - View products that this article applies to.
Bug #: 50000663 (SQL Hotfix)
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Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 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 or SQL Server 2008fix release.
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SUMMARY

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
  • Information about whether you must restart the computer after you install the hotfix package
  • Information about whether the hotfix package is replaced by any other hotfix package
  • Information about whether you must make any registry changes
  • The files that are contained in the hotfix package

SYMPTOMS

You have a database mirroring session in SQL Server 2005 or in SQL Server 2008. The database name of the new database mirroring session is the same as an existing database mirroring session for which the witness server is either a witness or a partner server. When you add a witness to the new database mirroring session, you receive error 1456, and the witness is not added to the new database mirroring session.

RESOLUTION

SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 10 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1. For more information about this cumulative update package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2279604 Cumulative update package 10 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1
Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 fix release. Microsoft recommends that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
970365 The SQL Server 2008 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 was released
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 hotfixes are created for specific SQL Server service packs. You must apply a SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 hotfix to an installation of SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1. By default, any hotfix that is provided in a SQL Server service pack is included in the next SQL Server service pack.

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

You have Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed to apply this hotfix.

For more information about how to obtain SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 1, 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

Restart information

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix. However, you must restart the SQL Server service after you apply this hotfix. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click All Programs, click Microsoft SQL Server 2005, click Configuration Tools, and then click SQL Server Configuration Manager.
  2. Click SQL Server 2005 Services, right-click SQL Server (ServerName), and then click Restart.

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.
SQL Server 2005 32-bit versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Databasemailengine.dll9.0.2211.072,48005-Jan-200705:15x86
Gac.as.adomdclient.dll9.0.2211.0543,52005-Jan-200705:16x86
Hauresourcedb.ldfNot Applicable524,28805-Jan-200702:13Not Applicable
Hauresourcedb.mdfNot Applicable40,108,03205-Jan-200702:13Not Applicable
Logread.exe2005.90.2211.0398,11205-Jan-200705:16x86
Microsoft.analysisservices9.0.2211.01,215,26405-Jan-200705:16Not Applicable
Microsoft.sqlserver.sqlenum9.0.2211.0908,06405-Jan-200705:16Not Applicable
Ms.as.adomdclient.dll9.0.2211.0543,52005-Jan-200705:16x86
Ms.as.deployengine.dll9.0.2211.0138,01605-Jan-200705:16x86
Ms.ss.mgdsqldumper.dll2005.90.2211.075,55205-Jan-200705:16x86
Msasxpress.dll9.0.2211.022,30405-Jan-200705:16x86
Msgprox.dll2005.90.2211.0197,92005-Jan-200705:16x86
Qrdrsvc.exe2005.90.2211.0366,88005-Jan-200705:16x86
Rdistcom.dll2005.90.2211.0640,80005-Jan-200705:16x86
Repldp.dll2005.90.2211.0184,60805-Jan-200705:16x86
Replmerg.exe2005.90.2211.0318,24005-Jan-200705:16x86
Replprov.dll2005.90.2211.0547,61605-Jan-200705:16x86
Replrec.dll2005.90.2211.0782,11205-Jan-200705:16x86
Replsub.dll2005.90.2211.0404,76805-Jan-200705:16x86
Sbmsmdlocal.dll9.0.2211.015,642,91205-Jan-200705:16x86
Sbmsmdredir.dll9.0.2211.03,991,32805-Jan-200705:16x86
Spresolv.dll2005.90.2211.0174,36805-Jan-200705:16x86
Sqlaccess.dll2005.90.2211.0347,93605-Jan-200705:16x86
Sqlagent90.exe2005.90.2211.0318,75205-Jan-200705:16x86
Sqlservr.exe2005.90.2211.028,970,84005-Jan-200705:16x86
Sysdbupg.sqlNot Applicable218,48629-Dec-200620:53Not Applicable
Template_hauresourcedb.ldfNot Applicable524,28805-Jan-200702:13Not Applicable
Template_hauresourcedb.mdfNot Applicable40,108,03205-Jan-200702:13Not Applicable
Xmlsub.dll2005.90.2211.0192,80005-Jan-200705:17x86
Xpstar90.dll2005.90.2211.0292,64005-Jan-200705:17x86
Xpstar90.rl2005.90.2211.0152,86405-Jan-200705:16Not Applicable
SQL Server 2005 64-bit version
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Databasemailengine.dll9.0.2211.072,48006-Jan-200703:14x86
Gac.as.adomdclient.dll9.0.2211.0543,52006-Jan-200703:14x86
Hauresourcedb.ldfNot Applicable524,28805-Jan-200702:13Not Applicable
Hauresourcedb.mdfNot Applicable40,108,03205-Jan-200702:13Not Applicable
Logread.exe2005.90.2211.0522,52806-Jan-200703:14x64
Microsoft.analysisservices9.0.2211.01,215,26405-Jan-200705:16Not Applicable
Microsoft.sqlserver.sqlenum9.0.2211.0875,29606-Jan-200703:14Not Applicable
Ms.as.adomdclient.dll9.0.2211.0543,52006-Jan-200703:14x86
Ms.as.deployengine.dll9.0.2211.0138,01605-Jan-200705:16x86
Ms.ss.mgdsqldumper.dll2005.90.2211.091,42406-Jan-200703:14x64
Msasxpress.dll9.0.2211.027,42406-Jan-200703:14x64
Msgprox.dll2005.90.2211.0259,36006-Jan-200703:14x64
Qrdrsvc.exe2005.90.2211.0431,39206-Jan-200703:14x64
Rdistcom.dll2005.90.2211.0833,82406-Jan-200703:14x64
Repldp.dll2005.90.2211.0235,29606-Jan-200703:14x64
Replmerg.exe2005.90.2211.0415,00806-Jan-200703:14x64
Replprov.dll2005.90.2211.0745,24806-Jan-200703:14x64
Replrec.dll2005.90.2211.01,008,41606-Jan-200703:14x64
Replsub.dll2005.90.2211.0525,60006-Jan-200703:14x64
Sbmsmdlocal.dll9.0.2211.015,642,91205-Jan-200705:16x86
Sbmsmdredir.dll9.0.2211.03,991,32805-Jan-200705:16x86
Spresolv.dll2005.90.2211.0223,00806-Jan-200703:14x64
Sqlaccess.dll2005.90.2211.0355,10406-Jan-200703:14x86
Sqlagent90.exe2005.90.2211.0389,92006-Jan-200703:14x64
Sqlservr.exe2005.90.2211.039,353,12006-Jan-200703:14x64
Sysdbupg.sqlNot Applicable218,48629-Dec-200620:53Not Applicable
Template_hauresourcedb.ldfNot Applicable524,28805-Jan-200702:13Not Applicable
Template_hauresourcedb.mdfNot Applicable40,108,03205-Jan-200702:13Not Applicable
Xmlsub.dll2005.90.2211.0317,21606-Jan-200703:14x64
Xpstar90.dll2005.90.2211.0540,96006-Jan-200703:14x64
Note Because of file dependencies, the most recent hotfix or feature that contains these 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.

MORE INFORMATION

You can run a witness server in Microsoft SQL Server Express Edition, and SQL Server Express Edition does not require a SQL Server license. Therefore, use multiple witness instances when you use SQL Server Express Edition.

For more information about the terminology that Microsoft uses when it corrects software after the software is released, 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
For more information about database mirroring in SQL Server 2005, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc917680.aspx

REFERENCES

For more information about the Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 
935897 An Incremental Servicing Model is available from the SQL Server team to deliver hotfixes for reported problems 
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:
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: 930283 - Last Review: September 25, 2010 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise X64 Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard X64 Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Developer
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition for Small Business
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Workgroup
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