FIX: SQL Server shuts down after restart if C2 audit mode is enabled

Applies to: SQL Server 2017 DeveloperSQL Server 2017 EnterpriseSQL Server 2017 Enterprise Core

Symptoms


When you enable C2 audit mode in SQL Server 2017, you may notice that the SQL Server may shut down after it is restarted. 

Cause


This issue occurs because C2 audit mode generates a duplicate file name when it tries to create an audit log file. 

More Information


This fix adds an additional uniqueness qualifier to the audittrace name based on the rdtsc counter.

Resolution


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

       Cumulative update 4 for SQL Server 2017

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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