Event ID - 14151

Event Id14151
DescriptionReplication-%s: agent %s failed. %s
Event InformationAccording to Microsoft


This error is raised for any replication agent failure. The text at the end of the message depends on the context of the failure.


1.Restart the failed agent to see if it will now run without failures. For more information, see How to: Start and Stop a Replication Agent (SQL Server Management Studio) and Programming Replication Agent Executables.
2.Check the agent history and job history for other errors that occurred around the same time. For information about viewing agent status and error details in Replication Monitor, see the following topics:
a.For the Snapshot Agent, Log Reader Agent, and Queue Reader Agent, see How to: View Information and Perform Tasks for the Agents Associated With a Publication (Replication Monitor).
b.For the Distribution Agent and Merge Agent, see How to: View Information and Perform Tasks for the Agents Associated With a Subscription (Replication Monitor).
3.Verify that basic connectivity is working between the computers accessed by the agent, and then connect to each computer with a utility like the sqlcmd Utility. When connecting, use the same account under which the agent makes connections.For more information about the permissions required by each agent account, see Replication Agent Security Model.
4.If the error occurs while creating or applying a snapshot, check the files in the snapshot directory for errors.
5.If the error continues to occur, increase the logging of the agent and specify an output file for the log. Depending on the context of the error, this could provide the steps leading up to the error and/or additional error messages.
Reference LinksEvent ID 14151 of Source MSSQL_ENG

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