FIX: The ALTER SERVER CONFIGURATION with SET SOFTNUMA command does not work in SQL Server 2016

Applies to: SQL Server 2016 DeveloperSQL Server 2016 EnterpriseSQL Server 2016 Enterprise Core

Symptoms


The ALTER SERVER CONFIGURATION with SET SOFTNUMA command does not work correctly in Microsoft SQL Server 2016.

Workaround


To work around this issue, follow these steps:
  1. Stop the SQL Server Agent service.
  2. Run the ALTER SERVER CONFIGURATION with SET SOFTNUMA command.
  3. Restart Microsoft SQL Server.

    Note The new settings will be applied.
  4. Start SQL Server Agent (optional).


Resolution


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

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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