I have a system that has been moved from a SQL2008R2 box to a SQL2012 box but there is query it executes (had to run a trace to find it) that throws the old 'The conversion of a varchar data type to a smalldatetime data type resulted in an out-of-range value'. The query is evaluating the UK date '29/05/2013'. I know the best way to fix it would be to amend the query but that would involve the 3rd party to amend the front-end which is not going to happen.
The new server is also running Windows 2012 and I've checked all locales are set to United Kingdom and the dates are set to 'dd\mm\yyyy'. The language the login the front-end uses is also set to 'British English'.
Any thoughts on how to get round this without altering the code. Is SQL2012 more stringent with dates?
Any help greatly appreciated.