FIX: You receive error 1456 when you add a witness to a database mirroring session and the database name is the same as an existing database mirroring session in SQL Server 2005 or SQL Server 2008

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Bug #: 50000663 (SQL Hotfix)

Microsoft distributes Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 fixes as one downloadable file. Because the fixes are cumulative, each new release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2005 or SQL Server 2008fix release.

Summary

This article describes the following about this hotfix release:

  • The issues that are fixed by this hotfix package

  • The prerequisites for installing the hotfix package

  • Information about whether you must restart the computer after you install the hotfix package

  • Information about whether the hotfix package is replaced by any other hotfix package

  • Information about whether you must make any registry changes

  • The files that are contained in the hotfix package

Symptoms

You have a database mirroring session in SQL Server 2005 or in SQL Server 2008. The database name of the new database mirroring session is the same as an existing database mirroring session for which the witness server is either a witness or a partner server. When you add a witness to the new database mirroring session, you receive error 1456, and the witness is not added to the new database mirroring session.

Resolution

SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1

The fix for this issue was first released in Cumulative Update 10 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1. For more information about this cumulative update package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

2279604Cumulative update package 10 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 Note Because the builds are cumulative, each new fix release contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous SQL Server 2008 fix release. Microsoft recommends that you consider applying the most recent fix release that contains this hotfix. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

970365 The SQL Server 2008 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 was releasedMicrosoft SQL Server 2008 hotfixes are created for specific SQL Server service packs. You must apply a SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 hotfix to an installation of SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1. By default, any hotfix that is provided in a SQL Server service pack is included in the next SQL Server service pack.

SQL Server 2005

Hotfix information

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. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

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, contact 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:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote 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.

Prerequisites

You have Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed to apply this hotfix.

For more information about how to obtain SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 1, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

913089 How to obtain the latest service pack for SQL Server 2005

Restart information

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix. However, you must restart the SQL Server service after you apply this hotfix. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, click All Programs, click Microsoft SQL Server 2005, click Configuration Tools, and then click SQL Server Configuration Manager.

  2. Click SQL Server 2005 Services, right-click SQL Server (ServerName), and then click Restart.

Registry information

You do not have to change the registry.

Hotfix file information

This hotfix contains only those files that are required to correct the issues that this article lists. This hotfix may not contain of all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build.

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.

SQL Server 2005 32-bit versions

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Databasemailengine.dll

9.0.2211.0

72,480

05-Jan-2007

05:15

x86

Gac.as.adomdclient.dll

9.0.2211.0

543,520

05-Jan-2007

05:16

x86

Hauresourcedb.ldf

Not Applicable

524,288

05-Jan-2007

02:13

Not Applicable

Hauresourcedb.mdf

Not Applicable

40,108,032

05-Jan-2007

02:13

Not Applicable

Logread.exe

2005.90.2211.0

398,112

05-Jan-2007

05:16

x86

Microsoft.analysisservices

9.0.2211.0

1,215,264

05-Jan-2007

05:16

Not Applicable

Microsoft.sqlserver.sqlenum

9.0.2211.0

908,064

05-Jan-2007

05:16

Not Applicable

Ms.as.adomdclient.dll

9.0.2211.0

543,520

05-Jan-2007

05:16

x86

Ms.as.deployengine.dll

9.0.2211.0

138,016

05-Jan-2007

05:16

x86

Ms.ss.mgdsqldumper.dll

2005.90.2211.0

75,552

05-Jan-2007

05:16

x86

Msasxpress.dll

9.0.2211.0

22,304

05-Jan-2007

05:16

x86

Msgprox.dll

2005.90.2211.0

197,920

05-Jan-2007

05:16

x86

Qrdrsvc.exe

2005.90.2211.0

366,880

05-Jan-2007

05:16

x86

Rdistcom.dll

2005.90.2211.0

640,800

05-Jan-2007

05:16

x86

Repldp.dll

2005.90.2211.0

184,608

05-Jan-2007

05:16

x86

Replmerg.exe

2005.90.2211.0

318,240

05-Jan-2007

05:16

x86

Replprov.dll

2005.90.2211.0

547,616

05-Jan-2007

05:16

x86

Replrec.dll

2005.90.2211.0

782,112

05-Jan-2007

05:16

x86

Replsub.dll

2005.90.2211.0

404,768

05-Jan-2007

05:16

x86

Sbmsmdlocal.dll

9.0.2211.0

15,642,912

05-Jan-2007

05:16

x86

Sbmsmdredir.dll

9.0.2211.0

3,991,328

05-Jan-2007

05:16

x86

Spresolv.dll

2005.90.2211.0

174,368

05-Jan-2007

05:16

x86

Sqlaccess.dll

2005.90.2211.0

347,936

05-Jan-2007

05:16

x86

Sqlagent90.exe

2005.90.2211.0

318,752

05-Jan-2007

05:16

x86

Sqlservr.exe

2005.90.2211.0

28,970,840

05-Jan-2007

05:16

x86

Sysdbupg.sql

Not Applicable

218,486

29-Dec-2006

20:53

Not Applicable

Template_hauresourcedb.ldf

Not Applicable

524,288

05-Jan-2007

02:13

Not Applicable

Template_hauresourcedb.mdf

Not Applicable

40,108,032

05-Jan-2007

02:13

Not Applicable

Xmlsub.dll

2005.90.2211.0

192,800

05-Jan-2007

05:17

x86

Xpstar90.dll

2005.90.2211.0

292,640

05-Jan-2007

05:17

x86

Xpstar90.rl

2005.90.2211.0

152,864

05-Jan-2007

05:16

Not Applicable

SQL Server 2005 64-bit version

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Databasemailengine.dll

9.0.2211.0

72,480

06-Jan-2007

03:14

x86

Gac.as.adomdclient.dll

9.0.2211.0

543,520

06-Jan-2007

03:14

x86

Hauresourcedb.ldf

Not Applicable

524,288

05-Jan-2007

02:13

Not Applicable

Hauresourcedb.mdf

Not Applicable

40,108,032

05-Jan-2007

02:13

Not Applicable

Logread.exe

2005.90.2211.0

522,528

06-Jan-2007

03:14

x64

Microsoft.analysisservices

9.0.2211.0

1,215,264

05-Jan-2007

05:16

Not Applicable

Microsoft.sqlserver.sqlenum

9.0.2211.0

875,296

06-Jan-2007

03:14

Not Applicable

Ms.as.adomdclient.dll

9.0.2211.0

543,520

06-Jan-2007

03:14

x86

Ms.as.deployengine.dll

9.0.2211.0

138,016

05-Jan-2007

05:16

x86

Ms.ss.mgdsqldumper.dll

2005.90.2211.0

91,424

06-Jan-2007

03:14

x64

Msasxpress.dll

9.0.2211.0

27,424

06-Jan-2007

03:14

x64

Msgprox.dll

2005.90.2211.0

259,360

06-Jan-2007

03:14

x64

Qrdrsvc.exe

2005.90.2211.0

431,392

06-Jan-2007

03:14

x64

Rdistcom.dll

2005.90.2211.0

833,824

06-Jan-2007

03:14

x64

Repldp.dll

2005.90.2211.0

235,296

06-Jan-2007

03:14

x64

Replmerg.exe

2005.90.2211.0

415,008

06-Jan-2007

03:14

x64

Replprov.dll

2005.90.2211.0

745,248

06-Jan-2007

03:14

x64

Replrec.dll

2005.90.2211.0

1,008,416

06-Jan-2007

03:14

x64

Replsub.dll

2005.90.2211.0

525,600

06-Jan-2007

03:14

x64

Sbmsmdlocal.dll

9.0.2211.0

15,642,912

05-Jan-2007

05:16

x86

Sbmsmdredir.dll

9.0.2211.0

3,991,328

05-Jan-2007

05:16

x86

Spresolv.dll

2005.90.2211.0

223,008

06-Jan-2007

03:14

x64

Sqlaccess.dll

2005.90.2211.0

355,104

06-Jan-2007

03:14

x86

Sqlagent90.exe

2005.90.2211.0

389,920

06-Jan-2007

03:14

x64

Sqlservr.exe

2005.90.2211.0

39,353,120

06-Jan-2007

03:14

x64

Sysdbupg.sql

Not Applicable

218,486

29-Dec-2006

20:53

Not Applicable

Template_hauresourcedb.ldf

Not Applicable

524,288

05-Jan-2007

02:13

Not Applicable

Template_hauresourcedb.mdf

Not Applicable

40,108,032

05-Jan-2007

02:13

Not Applicable

Xmlsub.dll

2005.90.2211.0

317,216

06-Jan-2007

03:14

x64

Xpstar90.dll

2005.90.2211.0

540,960

06-Jan-2007

03:14

x64

Note Because of file dependencies, the most recent hotfix or feature that contains these 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.

More Information

You can run a witness server in Microsoft SQL Server Express Edition, and SQL Server Express Edition does not require a SQL Server license. Therefore, use multiple witness instances when you use SQL Server Express Edition.

For more information about the terminology that Microsoft uses when it corrects software after the software is released, 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

For more information about database mirroring in SQL Server 2005, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc917680.aspx

References

For more information about the Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

935897 An Incremental Servicing Model is available from the SQL Server team to deliver hotfixes for reported problems For more information about the naming schema for SQL Server updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

822499 New naming schema for Microsoft SQL Server software update packagesFor 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

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