FIX: Access violation occurs when you query the sys.availability_groups catalog view in SQL Server 2016

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

Symptoms


Assume that you use Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Always On distributed availability groups. When you query the sys.availability_groups catalog view multiple times, an access violation (AV) might occur.

Resolution


This issue is fixed in the following cumulative update for SQL Server:

       Cumulative Update 5 for SQL Server 2016 SP1

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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