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Surface Area Configuration for Features (xp_cmdshell) - Database Engine

SQL Server 2005

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.

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