Policy-Based Management

Quite often, developers spend a lot of time wondering why their application works properly on “their machine” and not on the target test or production server. Usually, this is caused by some difference between the two environments. For example, the developer might have written a new SQL common language runtime (CLR) stored procedure on his or her local machine where the SQL CLR is enabled, but the SQL CLR is disabled on the target server. With more and more features being built into each new release of SQL Server, it is becoming increasingly challenging to configure the database server exactly as you want. To help mitigate these issues, SQL Server 2008 introduces a new feature called Policy-Based Management (PBM) that focuses ...

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