FIX: Mmc.exe Remains in the Task List After Closing the Console Window

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BUG #: 53470 (SQLBUG_70)
Symptoms
If you have configured SQL Server as a replication distributor and the Automatically Refresh Items Displayed Under Replication Monitor In The Server Tree option is enabled (which it is by default), it is possible to have the SQL Server Enterprise Manager window closed but the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) executable Mmc.exe remain as a process in the Windows NT Task Manager. The following sequence of events must have occurred for this to happen:
  1. Replication was installed and the Automatically Refresh Items Displayed Under Replication Monitor In The Server Tree option was enabled.
  2. The MSSQLServer service was then stopped.
  3. The SQL Server Enterprise Manager console was closed.
Cause
Because the Automatically Refresh Items Displayed Under Replication Monitor In The Server Tree option is set, the Mmc.exe process remains running in the background after the window is closed, continuing to try to perform its refreshes.
Workaround
To work around this problem do not set the Automatically Refresh Items Displayed Under Replication Monitor In The Server Tree option.
Status
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.
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Article ID: 233525 - Last Review: 10/26/2013 04:23:00 - Revision: 3.0

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