Configures settings for Policy-Based Management, such as whether Policy-Based Management is enabled.
Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version).
Requires membership in the PolicyAdministratorRole fixed database role.
Possible elevation of credentials: Users in the PolicyAdministratorRole role can create server triggers and schedule policy executions that can affect the operation of the instance of the Database Engine. For example, users in the PolicyAdministratorRole role can create a policy that can prevent most objects from being created in the Database Engine. Because of this possible elevation of credentials, the PolicyAdministratorRole role should be granted only to users who are trusted with controlling the configuration of the Database Engine.
The following example enables Policy-Based Management.
EXEC msdb.dbo.sp_syspolicy_configure @name = N'Enabled' , @value = 1; GO
The following example sets the policy history retention to 14 days.
EXEC msdb.dbo.sp_syspolicy_configure @name = N'HistoryRetentionInDays' , @value = 14; GO
The following example configures Policy-Based Management to log both successful and failed policy evaluations.
EXEC msdb.dbo.sp_syspolicy_configure @name = N'LogOnSuccess' , @value = 1; GO