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  • SQL Server Collation Setting

    Jan 02, 2011 05:01 PM|simtan|LINK

    It is important to ensure that the Microsoft SQL Server databases you create for your users have a collation setting of "SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS" , not "Latin1_General_CI_AS" (which may be the default setting).

    This is to ensure maximum compatibility with the web applications in our Web Application Gallery, and it is required to pass the publish testing for Spotlight status.

    More information about the database collation setting is here:


    If you already have a production SQL Server and you do not want to rebuild it with the new collation setting, you can perhaps use your control panel to ensure that all new databases have this setting. With WebsitePanel, you can do this by logging in with the serveradmin account, going to Configuration > Servers > SQL Server > Database Collation and setting it to "SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS".

    Thank you for your cooperation!

    Simon Tan
    Program Manager
    Web Platform and Tools