SECURITY_CRYPTO_CONTEXT_MUTEX waits cause SQL Server 2016 to stop responding to client requests in SQL Server 2016

SQL Server 2016 may stop responding to client requests. This issue occurs when there are a significant number of SECURITY_CRYPTO_CONTEXT_MUTEX waits occurring.

When you view the waits, their statistics may resemble the following.


The fix for this issue is included in the following cumulative update for SQL Server:

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Article ID: 3173472 - Last Review: 07/25/2016 21:56:00 - Revision: 1.0

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Developer, Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Enterprise, Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Standard

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