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Programming Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2008 by Leonard Lobel, Andrew Brust, and Stephen Forte

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SQL Server Audit

SQL Server 2008 introduces SQL Server Audit—a powerful new security feature that can track virtually any server or database action taken by users and log those activities to the file system or the Windows event log. Like TDE, SQL Server Audit is available only in the Enterprise edition of SQL Server 2008. This feature helps meet the demands of regulatory compliance standards, which typically require that our enterprise installations implement highly stringent security tactics that often include some form of auditing. You can work with SQL Server Audit either by using SQL Server Management Studio or in T-SQL by using a new set of DDL statements and catalog views.

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Here we cover only the T-SQL DDL auditing statements and catalog ...

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