FIX: Access violation occurs when you run a query against sys.availability_replicas in SQL Server 2016

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

Symptoms


Assume that you use Distributed Availability Group (DAG) in Microsoft SQL Server 2016. You run queries against sys.availability_replicas and other Availability Group (AG) related views. In this situation, you may receive an access violation (AV) error and send an alert to the system administrator.

Status


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

Resolution


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

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