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Exactly as stated below. DCOM = Distributed COM.
(Books Online description: “Occurs once at most during SQL Server instance startup while waiting for DCOM initialization to complete.”)
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Added in SQL Server version:
Removed in SQL Server version:
Extended Events wait_type value:
The map_key value in sys.dm_xe_map_values is 104 in 2008 and 2008 R2, and 108 in 2012 and 2014 RTM. After 2014 RTM, you must check the DMV to get the latest value as some map_key values have changed in later builds.
This wait type is one that I usually filter out as a benign wait when doing wait statistics analysis.
Known occurrences in SQL Server (list number matches call stack list):
- Waiting for DCOM to start.
Abbreviated call stacks (list number matches known occurrences list):