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Microsoft® SQL Server 2012 Unleashed by Alex T. Silverstein, Chris Gallelli, Paul T. Bertucci, Ray Rankins

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filestream_access_level

Type: basic

Default value: 0

You use the filestream_access_level option to change the FILESTREAM access level. Before this option has any effect, the Windows administration settings for FILESTREAM must be enabled. You can also enable these settings when you are installing SQL Server or by using SQL Server Configuration Manager (SSCM) for a specific SQL Server instance. Setting the value to 0 disables this option. A value of 1 enables FILESTREAM for T-SQL access only. A value of 2 enables FILESTREAM for both T-SQL and Win32 streaming access.

FILESTREAM integrates the SQL Server Database Engine with an NTFS file system by storing varbinary(max) binary large object (BLOB) data as files on the file system. T-SQL statements ...

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