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 the following:

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

Changed database context to '<SubscriberDB>'. (Microsoft SQL Server, 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:

About cumulative updates for SQL Server:

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


References

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