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BUG #: 300104 (SHILOH_BUGS)
Using Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Data Transformation Services (DTS) a user can publish destination data by selecting the Use Replication to publish destination data option during the creation of the DTS package. This starts the Create Publication Wizard. If the default options for the publication are selected in the DTSWIZ utility, the following error message may occur:
SQL Server Enterprise Manager could not create publication 'publicationname' from the database 'dbname'
Error 496:General Error
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
To avoid this problem, use either of these methods:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in SQL Server 2000. This problem was first corrected in SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 1.
The login that is being used to export data to the destination tables should be a member of the sysadmin or db_owner role on the destination database in order to use the Use replication to publish destination data option.