"Alter failed for Database" error when you enable the "Change Tracking" option for Azure SQL Database in SQL Server Management Studio 2014

Symptoms

Assume that you connect to Microsoft Azure SQL Database version 12 by using Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 2014. When you enable the Change Tracking option for Azure SQL Database through the Database Properties dialog box, you may receive an error message.

For example, if you change the value of the Change Tracking option to True in the Database Properties dialog box of Azure SQL Database, and then you click OK, you may receive an error message that resembles the following:

Alter failed for Database 'Database Name'. (Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo)

Additional information:

An exception occurred while executing a Transact-SQL statement or batch.
(Microsoft.SqlServer.ConnectionInfo)

VIEW DATABASE STATE permission denied in database 'master'.
The user does not have permission to perform this action. (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 262)

Resolution

This problem was first fixed in the following cumulative update for SQL Server:

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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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Article ID: 3071024 - Last Review: Jun 22, 2015 - Revision: 1

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