FIX: 'MSrepl_agent_jobs' does not exist when you run sp_addpullsubscription_agent to create pull subscription in SQL Server 2016 and 2017

Applies to: SQL Server 2016 DeveloperSQL Server 2016 EnterpriseSQL Server 2016 Enterprise Core

Symptoms


Assume that you use Transactional Replication in Microsoft SQL Server 2016 or 2017 environment. When you try to create a pull subscription on a database that's part of an Always On Availability Group (AG), and your subscriber server is on build SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 2 (SP2) Cumulative Update 3 (CU3) or later, you will notice that the pull subscription isn't created. Additionally, you may receive an error message that resembles thefollowing:

The specified table ('MSrepl_agent_jobs')does not exist.

Changed database context to '<SubscriberDB>'. (Microsoft SQLServer, Error: 14262)

Status


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. 

Resolution


The issue is fixed in the following cumulative updates for SQL Server:

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Each new cumulative update for SQL Server contains all thehotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previouscumulative update. Check out the latest cumulative updates for SQL Server:


References


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