FIX: Failed execution of ALTER AUDIT statement causes SQL Server to crash in SQL Server 2016

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

Symptoms


After you enable auditing of the server-level audit action groupTRANSACTION_GROUP in SQL Server 2016, if an ALTER AUDIT statement fails, SQL Server may crash.

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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