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BUG: SQLMaint May Get "Error: The System Cannot Find the Path Specified"

Article ID: 173847

Article Last Modified on 10/27/2006


  • Microsoft SQL Server 6.5 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q173847

BUG #: 17114 (WINDOWS: 6.5)


The SQL Maintenance utility, SQLMaint.exe, ends in the following error if the path contains a period:

   Error: The system cannot find the path specified.

For example, the following command gets the error:

   SQLMaint.exe -D master -CkCat -Rpt E:\MSSQL6.5\LOG\master.log


To work around this problem, remove the period from the path, as in the following example:

   SQLMaint.exe -D master -CkCat -Rpt E:\MSSQL65\LOG\master.log


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in SQL Server version 6.5. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.

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