FIX: A memory leak occurs in sqlwepxxx.dll causes the WmiPrvSe.exe process to crash

Applies to: SQL Server 2014 DeveloperSQL Server 2014 EnterpriseSQL Server 2014 Enterprise Core More

Symptoms


Assume that you use Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) to monitor events in Microsoft SQL Server. In this situation, a memory leak occurs in the sqlwepxxx.dll file causes the WmiPrvSe.exe process to crash, and the following error messages are logged in the SQL Server error log:

Additionally, an error message that resembles the following is logged in the Application event log:

Note The sqlwep120.dll file is the SQLWEP file in SQL Server 2014.

Resolution


This issue is fixed in the following updates for SQL Server:

         Cumulative Update 10 for SQL Server 2017

         Cumulative Update 3 for SQL Server 2016 SP2

         Cumulative Update 11 for SQL Server 2016 SP1

Cumulative Update 12 for SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 2

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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