FIX: Lock escalation on a scan while an update query is running causes a 1203 error message to occur

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If lock escalation occurs while an UPDATE query is running that also causes page splits, the server may abort the batch with a 1203 error:

Error: 1203, Severity: 20, State: 1 Process ID %d attempting to unlock unowned resource PAG: 7:1:832197.
The page number in the error message may differ; however, for this problem it will always be a page (PAG) resource.


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:
290211 INF: How to Obtain the Latest SQL Server 2000 Service Pack


The following hotfix was created before the release of Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 3:

The English version of this fix has the file attributes (or later) 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
   18-Jul-2002  20:41  8.00.661  7,467,089 bytes  Sqlservr.exe     
Note Because of file dependencies, the most recent hotfix or feature that contains the files may also contain additional files.


Because this problem only occurs with lock escalation, eliminating lock escalation during the query can prevent the 1203 error.

For additional information about how to prevent lock escalation, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
323630 INF: Resolving Blocking Problems That Are Caused by Lock Escalation in SQL Server


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 SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 3.


Article ID: 326999 - Last Review: September 27, 2005 - Revision: 9.3
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition
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