Applies To: SQL Server 2016 Preview
Enumerates the options for how running replication agent threads are terminated when an unanticipated shutdown occurs.
Assembly: Microsoft.SqlServer.Replication (in Microsoft.SqlServer.Replication.dll)
The agent thread initiating the shutdown may actively abort other running agent threads.
Agent threads are only terminated at well-defined locations after a shutdown is in progress, such as before or after query execution and message logging.
An unanticipated shutdown can occur because of a system runtime failure or a user initiated abort request.
The policy should be chosen depending on application state requirements. An asynchronous policy may be more responsive during a shutdown but can require the use of other techniques to return the runtime environment to an expected state. A synchronous policy can help avoid inadvertent interruption of updates to these critical global runtime states when a replication agent is invoked synchronously from an application.