You recieve the event (17137) in the eventlog when you migrate the databases to a different disk or partition (in this case i moved it to a different partition).

The description for Event ID ( 17137 ) in Source ( MSSQL$MICROSOFT##SSEE ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the event: WSS_Content.

 The problem here is that when we re-attached the database to the SQL server the ‘AutoClose’ option (this option when ON closes the database cleanly when the last user logs off) is set to true.


  1. Start SQL management studio and connect to the MSSQL#SSEE instance (this is the default sql instance installed by WSS for windows server 2003) – Server name should be: np:\\.\pipe\MSSQL$Microsoft##SSEE\sql\query

  3. Select the database from which the event in the event viewer is complaining about and go to properties > options and set the ‘AutoClose’ option to ‘false’