FIX: "C2 Audit mode" option cannot be enabled by using sp_configure and restarting SQL Server

Symptoms
Assume that you enable the C2 audit tracing by setting the "C2 Audit mode" option to 1 with sp_configure in Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014. After you restart SQL Server for the first time, "C2 Audit mode" option cannot be enabled. However, after you restart SQL Server one more time, the C2 audit tracing works correctly.
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

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Each new cumulative update for SQL Server contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous cumulative update. Check out the latest cumulative updates for SQL Server:
Status
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

Properties

Article ID: 3045333 - Last Review: 06/22/2015 14:53:00 - Revision: 2.0

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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