Policy Based Management

One of the biggest new features in SQL server 2008 is Policy Based Management (PBM), which used to be called Declarative Management Framework (DMF).

This feature can be compared to a “state machine” – that means it can set a state for you and either enforce that state or report on the state.


You can use PBM for more than just ensuring that a database setting stays the same or that you can tell when someone makes a configuration change.


Using this feature can be a bit complicated. To help you understand how PBM works and what you can do with it, Microsoft has created a new blog about PBM.

You can find this new site here. You’ll find it’s a bit different because normally you know who the author is. In this case, the blog is maintained by the entire team.


Check it out, and check it often!

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