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This update makes the Distribution Agent cleanup procedure adaptable to performance characteristics by increasing or decreasing the cleanup batches dynamically. This, in turn, stabilizes the transactional replication performance in Microsoft SQL Server 2016. Additionally, the subscription cleanup is now moved from the Distribution Agent cleanup job to Expired subscription cleanup job.


Service pack information for SQL Server 2016

This update is included in the following service pack for SQL Server: 

       Service Pack 2 for SQL Server 2016

Service packs are cumulative. Each new service pack contains all the fixes that are in previous service packs, together with any new fixes. Our recommendation is to apply the latest service pack and the latest cumulative update for that service pack. You do not have to install a previous service pack before you install the latest service pack. Use Table 1 in the following article for finding more information about the latest service pack and latest cumulative update.

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