Message Details

Product Name SQL Server
Event ID 20011
Component SQL Server Database Engine
Symbolic Name
Message Text The 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>).

User Action

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.

See Also

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