syspolicy_policy_categories (Transact-SQL)

THIS TOPIC APPLIES TO:yesSQL Server (starting with 2008)noAzure SQL DatabasenoAzure SQL Data Warehouse noParallel Data Warehouse

Displays one row for each Policy-Based Management policy category in the instance of SQL Server. Policy categories help you organize policies when you have many policies. The following table describes the columns in the syspolicy_policy_groups view.

Column name Data type Description
policy_category_id int Identifier of the policy category.
name sysname Name of the policy category.
mandate_database_subscriptions bit Indicates whether the policy category applies to all databases in an instance without an explicit subscription (1) or the policy category must be applied to a database by using an explicit subscription (0).


Displays a list of Policy-Based Management policy groups.


Requires membership in the PolicyAdministratorRole role in the msdb database.

See Also

Administer Servers by Using Policy-Based Management
Policy-Based Management Views (Transact-SQL)