Applies To: SQL Server 2016

Product NameSQL Server
Event ID20011
ComponentSQL Server Database Engine
Symbolic Name
Message TextThe process could not execute '%1' on '%2'.

This error can be raised in a number of circumstances during transactional replication processing, such as when the Log Reader Agent executes sp_replcmds (The process could not execute 'sp_replcmds' on <ServerName>) or sp_repldone (The process could not execute 'sp_repldone' on <ServerName>).

If this error is raised in a database that you have just restored from a backup, ensure you have followed the steps outlined in the backup and restore documentation, including executing sp_replrestart if appropriate. For more information, see Strategies for Backing Up and Restoring Snapshot and Transactional Replication.

This error is an internal processing error and if it is raised in circumstances other than a restore, it typically indicates that replication must be removed and reconfigured. If you cannot remove replication, contact customer support for assistance.

Errors and Events Reference (Replication)
sp_replcmds (Transact-SQL)
sp_repldone (Transact-SQL)

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