FIX: Failures with log reader agent occurs when you create and drop publication on CDC enabled database in SQL Server 2016 and 2019

Symptoms

Assume that you create and process a drop publication on a Change Data Capture (CDC)-enabled database in SQL Server 2016 and 2019. You notice that new publication created on the database shows failures in Log Reader Agent. Additionally, you receive the following error message:

The specified LSN {00000000:00000000:0000} for repldone log scan occurs before the current start of replication in the log

Status

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

Resolution

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

Each new cumulative update for SQL Server contains all the hotfixes and security fixes that were in the previous build. We recommend that you install the latest build for your version of SQL Server:

Latest cumulative update for SQL Server 2019

Latest cumulative update for SQL Server 2016

References

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