Policy Categories

Policy categories have two purposes in SQL2K8: 1) organization of policies and 2) policy scope. In this posting we’ll explore creating categories for each of these purposes. Creating Categories There are two ways to create a category: 1) the Manage Categories dialog and 2) The Policy Properties dialog. To create a category from the Manage…

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Using PBM Against SQL2K and SQL2K5

We get this question a lot: can I use PBM against a SQL2K & SQL2K5 instances. The quick answer is yes but in a limited fashion. PBM is ultimately based on SMO (SQL Server Management Objects) and SMO supports SQL2K, SQL2K5, and SQL2K8. PBM relies on some changes to the DB engine which are not…

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Creating A Policy With the GUI

In the previous posting we introduced the main PBM concepts through the use of a sample policy: All stored procedures in the database must start with "usp_". In this posting we will walk through the creation of that policy using the PBM GUI accessible from SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). The first step in creating…

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