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Posted - 03/20/2007 :  09:47:08  Show Profile  Visit AskSQLTeam's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Jmai writes "what can you do to fix the DBCC TRACEON 208? beside turning off.
Only fixed to it that I know it's to restart the server.

Whenever the DBCC TRACEON 208 is on, all the jobs are at a lock stage or when you try to connect to query analyzer it give you a time out error."

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Posted - 03/21/2007 :  01:12:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
DBCC TRACEON (208) simply means SET QUOTED IDENTIFIER ON. Therefore, these messages do not cause any harm and can safely be ignored. The SQL Server ODBC driver puts the DBCC TRACEON (208) message into the connection string whenever it determines that MSQuery is connecting to SQL Server. This only occurs in a connection between Microsoft Query and SQL Server; for example, if you were to use Microsoft Access instead of Microsoft Query, you would not see these messages in the error log.

If you want to prevent these messages from appearing in the error log, you can use trace flag 2505 as a startup parameter.

To add trace flag 2505 as a SQL Server startup parameter

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