Assume that you use the "Server Activity" collection set of Management Data Warehouse in Microsoft SQL Server. Under certain conditions, data collection may fail and return "Process Exit Code -1073741819." Additionally, an entry that resembles the following may be logged in the collector log:

Executed as user <AgentServiceAccount>. The step did not generate any output.

Process Exit Code -1073741819. The step failed.


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


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

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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:


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