FIX: Error 33415 occurs when you restart the SQL Server service or alter database in SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014

Symptoms
Assume that you create a snapshot on a database that contains FILESTREAM filegroups in Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014, and FILESTREAM non-transactional access is enabled on the database. After you restart the SQL Server service, non-transactional access is disabled on the database. Additionally, you receive the following error message 33415 in the error log:
FILESTREAM DIRECTORY_NAME '<directory_name>' attempting to be set on database '<database_name>' is not unique in this SQL Server instance. Provide a unique value for the database option FILESTREAM DIRECTORY_NAME to enable non-transacted access.
When you try to alter the database, you also receive the error message 33415, and the database is not altered.
Resolution
The issue was first fixed in the following cumulative update of SQL Server.

Cumulative Update 1 for SQL Server 2014 SP1

Cumulative Update 8 for SQL Server 2014

Cumulative Update 6 for SQL Server 2012 SP2

Cumulative Update 16 for SQL Server 2012 SP1

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

Properties

Article ID: 3042629 - Last Review: 06/22/2015 14:50:00 - Revision: 2.0

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2, Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Developer, Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Enterprise, Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Standard, Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1

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