FIX: Reinitialized SQL Server CE 2.0 subscribers may experience data loss and non-convergence

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SYMPTOMS
If a Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Windows CE Edition 2.0 subscriber is marked for reinitialization, the subscriber may experience data loss and non-convergence, or both, if all the following conditions are met:
  • The subscriber is marked for reinitialization with one of the following two methods:

    The SQL Server CE subscriber requests to be reinitialized by calling the ReinitializeSubscription method of the SQL Server CE Replication Object with the bUploadBeforeReInit parameter set to TRUE.

    -or-

    The subscriber is reinitialized from the publisher by executing the sp_reinitmergesubscription system stored procedure in the context of the published database with the optional @UPLOAD_FIRST parameter set to TRUE.
  • At least one change is uploaded by the SQL Server CE subscriber.
RESOLUTION

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft SQL Server 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
290211 How to obtain the latest SQL Server 2000 service pack

Hotfix information

The English version of this fix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.

SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 2

This hotfix build is designed to be applied on a server that is running SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 2:
   Date         Time   Version         Size              File name   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------     18-Jan-2002  04:45  2000.80.568.0      29,244 bytes   Dbmslpcn.dll        30-Aug-2002  21:08                    786,432 bytes   Distmdl.ldf   30-Aug-2002  21:08                  2,359,296 bytes   Distmdl.mdf   11-Dec-2002  17:50                        180 bytes   Drop_repl_hotfix.sql   02-Jul-2002  15:35  2000.80.650.0     107,088 bytes   Impprov.dll         19-Jul-2002  16:56                    774,516 bytes   Instdist.sql   11-Dec-2002  17:50                      1,402 bytes   Inst_repl_hotfix.sql   20-Aug-2002  16:24  2000.80.679.0     111,172 bytes   Logread.exe         15-Dec-2002  23:21  2000.80.717.0      90,692 bytes   Msgprox.dll         07-Apr-2002  02:08  2000.80.606.0      62,024 bytes   Odsole70.dll        03-Jan-2002  01:59                     18,185 bytes   Qfe356326.sql   20-Aug-2002  16:47  2000.80.679.0     135,748 bytes   Qrdrsvc.exe         26-Aug-2002  22:49  2000.80.679.0     406,088 bytes   Rdistcom.dll        04-Oct-2001  01:36                    437,302 bytes   Replcom.sql   20-Aug-2002  16:33  2000.80.679.0     152,136 bytes   Replmerg.exe        25-Nov-2002  21:43                  1,004,990 bytes   Replmerg.sql   15-Dec-2002  23:21  2000.80.717.0     221,768 bytes   Replprov.dll        15-Dec-2002  23:21  2000.80.717.0     303,688 bytes   Replrec.dll         04-Oct-2001  01:36                    986,906 bytes   Replsys.sql   04-Oct-2001  01:36                    881,228 bytes   Repltran.sql   26-Aug-2002  22:49  2000.80.679.0     283,208 bytes   Rinitcom.dll        16-Sep-2002  22:31                    390,045 bytes   Securityhotfix.sql   26-Aug-2002  22:49  2000.80.679.0      28,672 bytes   Sqlagent.dll        26-Aug-2002  18:39  2000.80.679.0     311,872 bytes   Sqlagent.exe        28-Aug-2002  16:32  2000.80.679.0      49,152 bytes   Sqlagent.rll   26-Aug-2002  22:49  2000.80.679.0      53,824 bytes   Sqlcmdss.dll        28-Aug-2002  16:40  2000.80.679.0      12,288 bytes   Sqlcmdss.rll   24-Oct-2002  17:37  2000.80.695.0     176,696 bytes   Sqlmap70.dll        11-Dec-2002  19:42  2000.80.715.0   7,467,089 bytes   Sqlservr.exe        01-Nov-2002  18:56  2000.80.698.0      45,644 bytes   Sqlvdi.dll          18-Jan-2002  04:45  2000.80.568.0      29,244 bytes   Ssmslpcn.dll        04-Dec-2002  23:34  2000.80.712.0      82,492 bytes   Ssnetlib.dll        27-Nov-2002  01:14  2000.80.709.0      25,148 bytes   Ssnmpn70.dll        07-Apr-2002  02:08  2000.80.606.0      70,208 bytes   Xplog70.dll         07-Apr-2002  02:08  2000.80.606.0      53,828 bytes   Xpqueue.dll         07-Apr-2002  02:08  2000.80.606.0     156,228 bytes   Xprepl.dll          12-Jul-2002  01:00  2000.80.658.0     279,104 bytes   Xpstar.dll          16-Sep-2002  23:12  2000.80.686.0      98,872 bytes   Xpweb70.dll     				

SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 3

This hotfix build is designed to be applied on a server that is running SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 3:
   Date         Time   Version         Size             File name   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------     08-Feb-2003  05:43                    786,432 bytes  Distmdl.ldf   08-Feb-2003  05:43                  2,359,296 bytes  Distmdl.mdf   30-Jan-2003  01:55                        180 bytes  Drop_repl_hotfix.sql   30-Jan-2003  05:18                    746,470 bytes  Instdist.sql   30-Jan-2003  01:55                      1,402 bytes  Inst_repl_hotfix.sql   08-Feb-2003  06:40  2000.80.765.0      90,692 bytes  Msgprox.dll         08-Feb-2003  03:53                  1,065,895 bytes  Replmerg.sql   08-Feb-2003  06:40  2000.80.765.0     221,768 bytes  Replprov.dll        08-Feb-2003  06:40  2000.80.765.0     307,784 bytes  Replrec.dll         30-Jan-2003  05:18                  1,084,318 bytes  Replsys.sql   08-Feb-2003  06:40  2000.80.765.0     176,696 bytes  Sqlmap70.dll        08-Feb-2003  06:40  2000.80.765.0      57,920 bytes  Sqlrepss.dll        08-Feb-2003  06:41  2000.80.765.0   7,528,529 bytes  Sqlservr.exe        08-Feb-2003  06:40  2000.80.765.0      45,644 bytes  Sqlvdi.dll          08-Feb-2003  06:40  2000.80.765.0      82,492 bytes  Ssnetlib.dll 				
Note Because of file dependencies, the most recent hotfix or feature that contains the files may also contain additional files

STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.This problem was first corrected in Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4.
MORE INFORMATION
This bug is similar to the bug that is documented in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
324563 FIX: If You Use the sp_reinitmergesubscription Stored Procedure with @UPLOAD_FIRST Set to TRUE Data Loss May Occur for SQL Server CE Subscribers


The fix that is documented in this article is cumulative and also contains the fix described in 324563.
reinitialize
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Article ID: 811611 - Last Review: 02/27/2014 21:16:16 - Revision: 6.4

Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Developer Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Personal Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2000, Workgroup Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (Windows), Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition 64-bit, Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Windows CE Edition 2.0

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