sp_syspolicy_set_config_enabled (Transact-SQL)

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Enables or disables Policy-Based Management.

|Applies to: SQL Server ( SQL Server 2008 through current version).|

Topic link icon Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions


sp_syspolicy_set_config_enabled [ @value = ] value  


[ @value= ] value
Determines whether Policy-Based Management is enabled. value is sqlvariant, and can be one of the following values:

  • 0 (or 'false') = Disabled

  • 1 (or 'true') = Enabled

Return Code Values

0 (success) or 1 (failure)


You must run sp_syspolicy_set_config_enabled in the context of the msdb system database.


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_set_config_enabled @value = 1;  


See Also

Policy-Based Management Stored Procedures (Transact-SQL)
sp_syspolicy_configure (Transact-SQL)