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This article describes a late-breaking change to the Readme.htm file in Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Mobile Edition. These changes are not documented in the Readme.htm file.
Limitations on the HostName property and the Subscriber-requested snapshot
If you try to initialize a SQL Server Mobile Edition subscription by using a filtered HostName property, initialization fails. This problem occurs when the value that is supplied for the HostName property contains more than 12 characters. To work around this problem, disable Subscriber-requested snapshot delivery at the Publisher. You can also use a value for the HostName property that contains fewer than 12 characters.
To disable Subscriber-requested snapshot delivery at the Publisher, follow these steps:
Right-click the Publication name, and then click Properties.
In the Publication Properties dialog box, click Data Partitions.
Click to clear the Automatically define a partition and generate a snapshot if needed when a new Subscriber tries to synchronize check box, and then click OK.
Regenerate the snapshot:
Right-click the Publication, and then click View Snapshot Agent Status.
In the View Snapshot Agent Status dialog box, click Start.
For more information, see the "How to: generate a snapshot for a Merge Publication with parameterized filters (SQL Server Management Studio)" topic in SQL Server 2005 Books Online. To download SQL Server 2005 Books Online, visit the following Microsoft Web site: