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sp_syspolicy_configure (Transact-SQL)

Configures settings for Policy-Based Management, such as whether Policy-Based Management is enabled.

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sp_syspolicy_configure [ @name = ] 'name'
    , [ @value = ] value

[ @name = ] 'name'

Is the name of the setting that you want to configure. name is sysname, is required, and cannot be NULL or an empty string.

name can be any of the following values:

  • 'Enabled' - Determines whether Policy-Based Management is enabled.

  • 'HistoryRetentionInDays' - Specifies the number of days that policy evaluation history should be retained. If set to 0, the history will not be automatically removed.

  • 'LogOnSuccess' - Specifies whether Policy-Based Management logs successful policy evaluations.

[ @value = ] value

Is the value that is associated with the specified value for name. value is sql_variant, and is required.

  • If you specify 'Enabled' for name, you can use either of the following values:

    • 0 = Disables Policy-Based Management.

    • 1 = Enables Policy-Based Management.

  • If you specify 'HistoryRententionInDays' for name, specify the number of days as an integer value.

  • If you specify 'LogOnSuccess' for name, you can use either of the following values:

    • 0 = Logs only failed policy evaluations.

    • 1 = Logs both successful and failed policy evaluations.

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

You must run sp_syspolicy_configure in the context of the msdb system database.

To view current values for these settings, query the msdb.dbo.syspolicy_configuration system view.

Requires membership in the PolicyAdministratorRole fixed database role.

Security noteSecurity Note

Possible elevation of credentials: Users in the PolicyAdministratorRole role can create server triggers and schedule policy executions that can affect the operation of the instance of the Database Engine. For example, users in the PolicyAdministratorRole role can create a policy that can prevent most objects from being created in the Database Engine. Because of this possible elevation of credentials, the PolicyAdministratorRole role should be granted only to users who are trusted with controlling the configuration of the Database Engine.

The following example enables Policy-Based Management.

EXEC msdb.dbo.sp_syspolicy_configure @name = N'Enabled'
, @value = 1;

GO

The following example sets the policy history retention to 14 days.

EXEC msdb.dbo.sp_syspolicy_configure @name = N'HistoryRetentionInDays'
, @value = 14;

GO

The following example configures Policy-Based Management to log both successful and failed policy evaluations.

EXEC msdb.dbo.sp_syspolicy_configure @name = N'LogOnSuccess'
, @value = 1;

GO

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