Chapter 1. Introduction to Policy-Based Management

Have you ever had to manage multiple SQL Server systems and wished you could check on settings in a centralized, easy, consistent, and perhaps even automated manner? With the release SQL Server 2008, database administrators now have this ability, thanks to the introduction of a feature called Policy-Based Management.

In this chapter, we will explain what Policy-Based Management is and why you should use it in your environment. You will be introduced to the terms and concepts you need to be familiar with to take advantage of Policy-Based Management, as described in this book.

What Is Policy-Based Management?

Policy-Based Management is a new feature in SQL Server 2008 that allows you to define and ...

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