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The hotfix that is discussed in this article is not available for the Chinese version of Microsoft Dynamics CRM or for the Japanese version of Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
When you try to view activities in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0, you receive the following error message:
SQL Server Error A SQL Server error occurred. For more information, contact your system administrator.
This problem occurs if the following conditions are true:
Many users are creating appointments.
The appointments contain many parties.
Other users try to view activities.
When this problem occurs, the following users receive the error message:
The users who create the appointments.
The users who view activities.
This problem was corrected in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 Update Rollup 3. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935364Update Rollup 3 is available for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) 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 item in Control Panel.
Install this hotfix on computers that are running the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 server components and the Microsoft Dynamics CRM client for Microsoft Office Outlook components.
You must have Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 installed to apply this hotfix.
If you are prompted to restart the computer, you must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
To remove this hotfix from a computer that is running Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, or Windows 2000, use Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel.System administrators can use the Spuninst.exe tool to remove this hotfix from a computer that is running Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, or Windows 2000.
The Spuninst.exe tool is located in the %Windir%\$NTUninstallKB940496$\Spuninst folder.For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
832475 Description of the new features in the package installer for Windows software updates
If you have enabled platform tracing, you also receive an error message in the trace log file that resembles the following error message:
Transaction (Process ID 71) was deadlocked on lock resources with another process and has been chosen as the deadlock victim. Rerun the transaction. at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlDataReader.Read() at Microsoft.Crm.BusinessEntities.BusinessProcessObject.FillEntityCollectionFromDataReader(BusinessEntityCollection entities, SqlDataReader reader, EntityExpression entityExp, PagingHelper pagingHelper) at Microsoft.Crm.BusinessEntities.BusinessProcessObject.DoRetrieveMultiple(BusinessEntityCollection entities, EntityExpression entityExp, ExecutionContext context) at Microsoft.Crm.BusinessEntities.BusinessProcessObject.RetrieveMultiple(EntityExpression entityExpression, ExecutionContext context) at Microsoft.Crm.ObjectModel.CommunicationActivityServiceBase.RetrieveMultiple(EntityExpression entityExpression, ExecutionContext context) at Microsoft.Crm.BusinessEntities.BusinessProcessObject.RetrieveMultiple(EntityExpression entityExpression) at Microsoft.Crm.ObjectModel.QueryService.RetrieveMultiple(EntityExpression entityExpression) at Microsoft.Crm.WebServices.QueryWebService.RetrieveMultiple(QueryBase query)
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
887283 Microsoft Business Solutions CRM software hotfix and update package naming standards