SQL Server 2005 Service Broker Error Code 25 (Event ID 28054)

Another issue I’ve run into with the service broker and moving databases between servers is this error message:

Error code:25. The master key has to exist and the service master key encryption is required.

The solution that I found was the regenerate the key for the database using the following code:

CREATE MASTER KEY ENCRYPTION BY PASSWORD = ’1ComplexPassword!’

You might also need to run the following afterwards:

ALTER DATABASE dbname SET NEW_BROKER.

Also, see my previous post SQL Server 2005 Service Broker Error 15517 for another error message and solution.

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