Set the AUTO_SHRINK Database Option to OFF

APPLIES TO: yesSQL Server noAzure SQL Database noAzure SQL Data Warehouse noParallel Data Warehouse

This rule checks whether the AUTO_SHRINK database option is set to OFF. Frequently shrinking and expanding a database can lead to physical fragmentation.

Best Practices Recommendations

Set the AUTO_SHRINK database option to OFF. If you know that the space that you are reclaiming will not be needed in the future, you can reclaim the space by manually shrinking the database.

For More Information

Microsoft Knowledge Base article 315512

See Also

Monitor and Enforce Best Practices by Using Policy-Based Management