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Import a Policy-Based Management Policy


This topic describes how to import a Policy-Based Management policy instance in SQL Server 2016 by using SQL Server Management Studio.

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SQL Server ships with policies that can be used to monitor an instance of SQL Server. By default, these policies are not installed on the SQL Server Database Engine, but they can be imported from the default location of C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\130\Tools\Policies\DatabaseEngine\1033.

Requires membership in the PolicyAdministratorRole role in the msdb database.

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To import a policy instance

  1. In Object Explorer, click the plus sign to expand the server where the newly-imported policy instance will reside.

  2. Click the plus sign to expand the Management folder.

  3. Click the plus sign to expand Policy Management.

  4. Right-click the Policies folder and select Import Policy.

  5. In the Import dialog box, type the path and name of the file; or use the Browse (...) button to locate the XML file that contains the policy, and then select the file. For more information on the available options in the Import dialog box, see Import Policies Dialog Box.

  6. When finished, click OK.

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