FIX: Replication Log Reader Agent fails when you enable CDC and transactional replication for some columns in SQL Server

Applies to: SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2SQL Server 2008 R2 DatacenterSQL Server 2008 R2 Developer More

Symptoms


When you enable change data capture (CDC) and transactional replication for some columns of a table in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2012, or SQL Server 2014, the Log Reader Agent may fail occasionally, and you receive the following error messages:
The process could not execute 'sp_replcmds' on 'SERVERNAME'. (Source: MSSQL_REPL, Error number: MSSQL_REPL20011)
Get help: http://help/MSSQL_REPL20011
Could not locate text information records for the column "ColumnName", ID 18 during command construction. (Source: MSSQLServer, Error number: 18773)
Get help: http://help/18773

Resolution


The issue was first fixed in the following cumulative update of SQL Server.

Cumulative Update 1 for SQL Server 2014

Cumulative Update 8 for SQL Server 2012 SP1

Cumulative Update 10 for SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2

Status


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