FIX: "C2 Audit mode" option cannot be enabled by using sp_configure and restarting SQL Server

Applies to: SQL Server 2012 DeveloperSQL Server 2012 EnterpriseSQL Server 2012 Standard More

Symptoms


Assume that you enable the C2 audit tracing by setting the "C2 Audit mode" option to 1 with sp_configure in Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014. After you restart SQL Server for the first time, "C2 Audit mode" option cannot be enabled. However, after you restart SQL Server one more time, the C2 audit tracing works correctly.

Resolution


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

Cumulative Update 1 for SQL Server 2014 SP1

Cumulative Update 8 for SQL Server 2014

Cumulative Update 6 for SQL Server 2012 SP2

Status


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