OLE Automation Stored Procedures (Transact-SQL)
Applies To: SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016 Preview
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SQL Server supports the following system stored procedures that allow OLE Automation objects to be used within a Transact-SQL batch. By default, SQL Server blocks access to OLE Automation stored procedures because this component is turned off as part of the security configuration for this server. A system administrator can enable access to OLE Automation procedures by using sp_configure. For more information, see Surface Area Configuration.