FIX: A memory leak occurs in sqlwepxxx.dll causes the WmiPrvSe.exe process to crash

Applies to: SQL Server 2014 DeveloperSQL Server 2014 EnterpriseSQL Server 2014 Enterprise Core

Symptoms


Assume that you use Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) to monitor events in Microsoft SQL Server. In this situation, a memory leak occurs in the sqlwepxxx.dll file causes the WmiPrvSe.exe process to crash, and the following error messages are logged in the SQL Server error log:

Additionally, an error message that resembles the following is logged in the Application event log:

Note The sqlwep120.dll file is the SQLWEP file in SQL Server 2014.

Resolution


This issue is fixed in the following updates for SQL Server:

         Cumulative Update 10 for SQL Server 2017

         Cumulative Update 3 for SQL Server 2016 SP2

         Cumulative Update 11 for SQL Server 2016 SP1

Cumulative Update 12 for SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 2

Status


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

References


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