FIX: CT auto cleanup is stuck and not working in SQL Server 2017

Applies to: SQL Server 2017 Developer on WindowsSQL Server 2017 Enterprise on WindowsSQL Server 2017 Enterprise Core on Windows


Assume that System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) upgrades an instance of SQL Server to SQL Server 2017 on windows. After upgrade, Change Tracking (CT) auto-cleanup process is stuck and not progressing due to which, you may notice that some of the critical tasks are blocked.


This issue is fixed in the following cumulative update for SQL Server:

       Cumulative Update 2 for SQL Server 2017


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


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