Assume that you use SQL Server 2017 Analysis Services (SSAS) and Microsoft SQL Server 2016 SSAS in tabular mode. The SSAS instance may crash when you access .vmp files. Additionally, an error message that resembles the following is logged in the msmdsrv.log file.
The file 'FilePath\FileName.vmp' could not be opened. Please check the file for permissions or see if other applications locked it. (Source: FilePath\FileName\msmdsrv.log, Type: 3, Category: 289, Event ID: 0xC1210023)
This issue is fixed in the following cumulative updates for SQL Server:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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