Symptoms

In Transactional Replication, when you use a SQL Server 2014 publisher and a SQL Server 2012 subscriber, the Distribution Agent fails, and you receive the following error message:

Procedure or function sp_MSreplraiserror has too many arguments specified. (Source: MSSQLServer, Error number: 8144)
Get help: http://help/8144


Cause

This issue occurs because the definition of sp_MSreplraiserror changed between SQL Server 2012 to SQL Server 2014. This change triggers an error message when the definition is run on the subscriber by the Distribution Agent. The error message resembles the following:

The row was not found at the Subscriber when applying the replicated DELETE command for Table 'Schema.Table_Name' with Primary Key(s): [no] = x (Source: MSSQLServer, Error number: xxxxx)

Resolution

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

    Cumulative Update 5 for SQL Server 2016 RTM

    Cumulative Update 2 for SQL Server 2016 SP1

Cumulative Update 3 for SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 2

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

Status

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

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