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MCITP Administrator: Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 Optimization and Maintenance (70-444): Study Guide by Andy Warren, J. Steven Jones, Marilyn Miller-White, Victor Isakov

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Maintaining a Server-Level Security Strategy

You'll now examine the strategies that are important for ensuring that your database server-level security is properly configured. Specifically, you will examine the service accounts used to run SQL Server along with the patches and surface area configuration that help ensure your databases are properly protected at the highest level.

Typically a database administrator will rarely change the server-level configuration of a SQL Server instance once it is set up. However, you still should periodically audit your setup to ensure that no changes have been made without your knowledge and that the security of your server is not compromised. It is important to develop a set schedule for all these activities ...

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