FIX: Sharing violation when the “sp_cycle_agent_errorlog” stored procedure is run in SQL Server 2014 and 2016

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


Assume that you have a regularly scheduled maintenance job to cycle the error log files without stopping and starting the server in Microsoft SQL Server 2014 or 2016.

For example, the maintenance job may resemble the following:

USE msdb ;  GO  EXEC dbo.sp_cycle_agent_errorlog ;  GO

In this scenario, the maintenance job doesn't run, and you receive error messages that resemble the following:


This problem is fixed in the following cumulative updates for SQL Server:

Cumulative Update 4 for SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 2

Cumulative Update 4 for SQL Server 2014 SP3

Cumulative Update 18 for SQL Server 2014 SP2


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


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