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Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
When the xp_readmail
extended stored procedure saves an attachment of type "Message Format(*.msg)", only the body of the attached mail is saved as a text file.
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:
How to obtain the latest SQL Server 2000 service pack
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.
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.
This fix works with a registry entry, PreserveAttachedMessageFileFormat
. If you turn on PreserveAttachedMessageFileFormat
, SQL Server will save the whole attachment as a "Message Format(*.msg)" file.Note
SQL Server 2005 already contains this fix.
To add and to turn on the PreserveAttachedMessageFileFormat
registry entry, use the Registry Editor and locate this registry key:
For a computer with a named instance of SQL Server 2000:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\<Instance Name>\MSSQLServer
For a computer with a default instance of SQL Server 2000:
For a computer with a default instance of SQL Server 2005 or with a named instance of SQL Server 2005:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.X\MSSQLServer
Under the MSSQLServer
key, add a DWORD value, and then name it PreserveAttachedMessageFileFormat
. Set its value data to 1.Important
If you add the PreserveAttachedMessageFileFormat registry entry for SQL Server 2000, and then you upgrade SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2005, you must manually add the PreserveAttachedMessageFileFormat registry entry for SQL Server 2005. The SQL Server 2005 Setup program will not add the PreserveAttachedMessageFileFormat registry entry for SQL Server 2005.
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.