In Microsoft SQL Server 2005, you create a merge publication that is configured to use a Web synchronization subscription. When the Merge Agent synchronizes multiple batches of changes, the synchronization may take a long time to finish or the synchronization may expire unexpectedly.
If the Merge Agent is interrupted when it is synchronizing multiple batches of changes, it does not update the list of generations that have already been enumerated. Therefore, it will re-enumerate the list. This causes the performance problem.
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
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3.
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
Article ID: 959024 - Last Review: Dec 15, 2008 - Revision: 1