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BUG #: 57097 (SQLBUG_70)
After synchronization, the generation markers are not updated, which causes the first run of the merge agent to take a long time to finish because it starts processing from generation id 1. The fix involves processing the schema changes at the subscriber to set the last received and last sent generation markers in the MSmerge_replinfo table.
The initial synchronization propagates MSmerge_genhistory.bcp to the subscriber. The first merge process after the initial synchronization starts checking for generations from number 1 even if there have been many generations created at the publisher before the synchronization process.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in SQL Server 7.0. This problem has been corrected in U.S. Service Pack 2 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
254561 INF: How to Obtain Service Pack 2 for Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 and Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) 1.0
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