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Category: Other
SQL Server versions: 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017


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Occurs when there is a wait on a lock that controls access to a special cache. The cache contains information about which audits are being used to audit each audit action group. Information from Microsoft®


This wait has never occurred recently

AUDIT_GROUPCACHE_LOCK has not occurred recently on 4207 instances checked.

Prevalence of AUDIT_GROUPCACHE_LOCK across the Spotlight Population