You will experience one or more of the following problems
when you publish a database with a binary collation for merge replication on a
prior build of SQL Server and you upgrade to SQL Server 2000 SP3, or when you
try to publish a database with binary collation for merge replication, after
you install SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 3:
- Existing merge replication publications can no longer be
- New merge replication publications cannot be
- Existing merge replication publications cannot be
- Merge replication publications disappear from the
Replication Monitor in SQL Server Enterprise Manager.
Additionally, you may receive the following error
You do not have the required permissions to
complete the operation.
The merge replication ISPALUSER system built-in function
returns incorrect results when run in the context of a database that has a
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 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 tool in Control Panel.
Date Time Version Size File name
31-Jan-2003 22:37:20 8.00.762 7,524,433 bytes Sqlservr.exe
: Because of file dependencies, the most recent hotfix or feature
that contains the files may also contain additional
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.
This hotfix is also available in the MS03-031 security patch.
For additional information about the MS03-031 security patch, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
MS03-031: Security patch for SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 3