FIX: "Invalid computer host name in the FileTable path" error when you use the GetPathLocator function in SQL Server 2014

Applies to: SQL Server 2014 DeveloperSQL Server 2014 DeveloperSQL Server 2014 Enterprise


Consider the following scenario:
  • You use the AlwaysOn Availability Groups feature in Microsoft SQL Server 2014.  
  • You use the GetPathLocator (filenamespace_path) function.  
  • The filenamespace_path argument of the GetPathLocator (filenamespace_path) function contains the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the availability groups listener. 
In this scenario, the function fails. Additionally, you receive the following error message:
Msg 33424, Level 16, State 1
Invalid computer host name in the FileTable path.


Cumulative update information

The issue was first fixed in the following cumulative update of SQL Server 2014:

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