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SQL Server Troubleshooting


Merge Agent: Only members of the sysadmin role may set server options.


Symptom:

A merge agent has failed, the full error message text being:

Only members of the sysadmin role may set server options.

the last command may be recorded as:

{call sp_MScreateglobalreplicat (,?,?,?,?,?,?)}

Cause:

The subscriber is causing the error, not the publisher. The subscriber is preventing the merge agent from functioning because it requires the sysadmin role, but lacks it.

Remedy:

On the subscriber grant the process used by the merge agent the 'System Administrator' role.


These notes are believed to be correct for SQL Server 7 and may apply to other versions as well.



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