FIX: Failed execution of ALTER AUDIT statement causes SQL Server to crash in SQL Server 2016 Content provided by Microsoft Applies to: SQL Server 2016 DeveloperSQL Server 2016 EnterpriseSQL Server 2016 Enterprise CoreSQL Server 2016 Standard More Select Product Version All Products 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: Cumulative Update 1 for SQL Server 2016 Recommendation: Install the latest cumulative update for SQL Server Status Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. References Learn about the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates. Last Updated: Jul 25, 2016 Was this information helpful? Yes No Tell us what we can do to improve the article Submit Thanks! Your feedback will help us improve the support experience.