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BUG #: 350879 (SHILOH_BUGS)
After you remove and reinstall SQL Server 2000 on a computer on which the SQL Server CE Server Tools are installed, you may experience the following error on the device if you try to use SQL Server CE replication:
Source: Merge Process
Error number: 8004505B
Description: The process could not load the Merge Replication Provider for 'SSCE'. Check to see if the component is registered correctly.
SQL Server 2000 uninstallation unregisters Sscerp10.dll, which is needed for SQL Server CE replication to work.
NOTE: If there are multiple instances of SQL Server 2000 on a computer, removing one of these installation will not cause this problem.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for SQL Server 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/290211/EN-US/ )INF: How to Obtain the Latest SQL Server 2000 Service Pack
WORKAROUNDTo work around this problem, use REGSVR32 to reregister Sscerp10.dll on the computer where SQL Server CE Server Tools was installed, and then perform the synchronization again. (This .dll file is usually found in the Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server CE\Server folder.)
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a bug in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 1.
Steps to Reproduce the Problem