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Ole Automation Procedures Server Configuration Option

Use the Ole Automation Procedures option to specify whether OLE Automation objects can be instantiated within Transact-SQL batches. This option can also be configured using the Policy-Based Management or the sp_configure stored procedure. For more information, see Surface Area Configuration.

The Ole Automation Procedures option can be set to the following values.

0

OLE Automation Procedures are disabled. Default for new instances of SQL Server.

1

OLE Automation Procedures are enabled.

When OLE Automation Procedures are enabled, a call to sp_OACreate will start the OLE shared execution environment.

The current value of the Ole Automation Procedures option can be viewed and changed by using the sp_configure system stored procedure.

The following example shows how to view the current setting of OLE Automation procedures.

EXEC sp_configure 'Ole Automation Procedures';
GO

The following example shows how to enable OLE Automation procedures.

sp_configure 'show advanced options', 1;
GO
RECONFIGURE;
GO
sp_configure 'Ole Automation Procedures', 1;
GO
RECONFIGURE;
GO

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