Article ID: 970414 - View products that this article applies to.
You create a subscription in Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5. If the size of the publication snapshot is large, the initial synchronization takes significant time to finish. This problem does not occur in Microsoft SQL Server CE 2.0.
Note This problem also occurs in Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition.
Note This workaround also applies to SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition.
You can use some of the following methods to reduce the time to finish initial synchronization if the size of the publication snapshot is large.
Note Individual methods may not completely resolve the problem.
Hotfix informationA 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 the problem described in this article. 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:
PrerequisitesYou must have SQL Server Compact 3.5 Service Pack 1 installed on your device before you install this hotfix.
Restart requirementYou do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.
File informationThe 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.
Windows CE 4.0-based operating systems on ARMV4-based Pocket PC devices
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Windows CE 5.0-based operating systems on ARMV4i-based Pocket PC devices
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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about the Incremental Servicing Model, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935897For more information about the naming schema for SQL Server updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935897/ )An Incremental Servicing Model is available from the SQL Server team to deliver hotfixes for reported problems
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