Assume that you use Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) to monitor events in Microsoft SQL Server. In this situation, a memory leak occurs in SQLWEP. This causes the Wmiprvse.exe process to crash with a 'WBEM_E_OUT_OF_MEMORY' error. Additionally, error messages that resemble the following are logged in the SQL Server error log:

Error: 17003 - Closed event notification conversation endpoint with handle '{7BC24B36-B24C-E611-944D-0050569F4BF2}', due to the following error: '<?xml version="1.0"?><Error xmlns=""><Code>-8470</Code><Description>Remote service has been dropped.</Description></Error>'.

Error: 17001 - Failure to send an event notification instance of type 'AUDIT_DATABASE_OBJECT_MANAGEMENT_EVENT' on conversation handle '{7EC24B36-B24C-E611-944D-0050569F4BF2}'. Error Code = '8429'.

Error: 17005 - Event notification 'SQLWEP_2C6B2B50_50D2_4615_BEDF_A1E2092223C7' in database 'master' dropped due to send time service broker errors.


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

       Cumulative Update 6 for SQL Server 2016 RTM

       Cumulative Update 3 for SQL Server 2016 SP1

       Cumulative Update 5 for SQL Server 2014 SP2

       Cumulative Update 12 for SQL Server 2014 SP1

       Cumulative Update 8 for SQL Server 2012 SP3

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:

Latest cumulative update for SQL Server 2016

Latest cumulative update for SQL Server 2014

Latest cumulative update for SQL Server 2012 SP3



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


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