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BUG #: 53851 (SQLBUG_70)
The SQL Server Transfer Manager establishes a connection to the source database to script and retrieve data. Upon completion of the transfer activity sp_who shows the connection status as open, sleeping and awaiting command.
The Transfer Manager does not release the source connection upon completion.
The connection is released when the controlling application is shutdown.
If you are using the DTSWIZ.exe as a standalone utility the connection is released when DTSWIZ is shutdown.
If you are using the SQL Enterprise Manager (SEM) then you should shutdown the SEM/MMC process.
If you schedule the transfer as a task, the process spawned to handle the transfer is DTSRUN.exe and it automatically shuts down on task completion.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in SQL Server 7.0. This problem has been corrected in U.S. Service Pack 1 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
232570INF: How to Obtain Service Pack 1 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 and Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) 1.0
For more information, contact your primary support provider.