Applies to: yesSQL Server (all supported versions)


Attribute Value
Product Name SQL Server
Event ID 905
Component SQLEngine
Message Text Database '%.*ls' cannot be started in this edition of SQL Server because it contains a partition function '%.*ls'. Only Enterprise edition of SQL Server supports partitioning.


The database contains one or more partitioned tables or indexes. This edition of SQL Server cannot use partitioning. Therefore, the database cannot be started correctly. Partitioned tables and indexes are not available in every edition of MicrosoftSQL Server. For a list of features that are supported by the editions of SQL Server, see Features Supported by the Editions of SQL Server 2016.

User Action

Detach the database by using the sp_detach_db stored procedure. Move the files if it is needed, and then attach the database to an instance of a supported SQL Server edition by using the CREATE DATABASE with the FOR ATTACH or FOR ATTACH_REBUILD_LOG option. Disable partitioning on all tables and remove the partitioning functions. Detach the database again, and reattach the database to the current server.