Export (0) Print
Expand All
This topic has not yet been rated - Rate this topic

Performing Surface Area Configuration by Using Policy-Based Management

SQL Server 2008

Surface area reduction is a security measure that involves stopping or disabling unused components. Surface area reduction helps improve security by providing fewer avenues for potential attacks on a system.

To perform surface area reduction, you can use both SQL Server Configuration Manager and Policy-Based Management. Policy-Based Management can help you evaluate and enforce recommended settings for surface area configuration within the Database Engine, Analysis Services and Reporting Services.

For information about how to perform surface area reduction, see Understanding Surface Area Configuration.

You can use the Surface Area Configuration best practices policies to verify your settings. For information about these policies, see Surface Area Configuration Policies.

Did you find this helpful?
(1500 characters remaining)
Thank you for your feedback

Community Additions

ADD
Show:
© 2014 Microsoft. All rights reserved.