Use this dialog box to select the source of the policies to be run. To select one or more XML files that contain policies, select Files. To run the policies that are found on the instance of SQL Server, select Server.
You can open this dialog box in several ways.
To open this dialog box
In Registered Servers, right-click Local Server Groups or any server under Local Server Groups, or any server under Central Management Servers, and then select Evaluate Policies. In the Policy Selection page of the Evaluate Policies dialog box, click the Browse (...) button.
In Object Explorer, expand Management, expand Policy Management, right-click Policies, and select Import Policy. In the Import dialog box, click the Browse (...) button.
In Object Explorer, right-click a server, database, or database object, select Policies, and then select Evaluate. In the Policy Selection page of the Evaluate Policies dialog box, click the Browse (...) button.
Select one or more XML files that contain policies.
Enables you to select a server that contains the policies that you want to run.
Only Database Engine servers contain policies. This box is read-only.
Select the server instance to connect to. By default, the server instance last connected to is displayed.
Two authentication modes are available when you connect to an instance of the Database Engine.
Windows Authentication Mode (Windows Authentication)
Windows Authentication mode allows for a user to connect through a Windows user account.
SQL Server Authentication
When a user connects with a specified login name and password from a nontrusted connection, SQL Server performs the authentication itself by checking whether a SQL Server login account has been set up and whether the specified password matches the one previously recorded. If SQL Server does not have a login account set, authentication fails, and the user receives an error message.
When possible, use Windows Authentication.
Enter the user name to connect with. This option is available only if you have selected to connect by using Windows Authentication.
Enter the login to connect with. This option is available only if you have selected to connect by using SQL Server Authentication.
Enter the password for the login. This option is editable only if you have selected to connect by using SQL Server Authentication.