Surface Area Configuration for Features (xp_cmdshell) - Database Engine
The xp_cmdshell extended stored procedure executes a command string as an operating-system command shell and returns any output as rows of text. Use the xp_cmdshell dialog in Surface Area Configuration to configure xp_cmdshell support.
- Enable xp_cmdshell
If checked, the xp_cmdshell extended stored procedure is enabled. If unchecked, the xp_cmdshell extended stored procedure cannot be used.
For more information about xp_cmdshell, see xp_cmdshell (Transact-SQL) in Microsoft SQL Server Books Online.
For more information about configuring server options, see Setting Server Configuration Options in SQL Server Books Online.
ConceptsSurface Area Configuration for Features
Surface Area Configuration for Services and Connections