Data Execution Prevention (DEP) configuration

The information in this article applies to:

  • Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010

  • Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 

  • Application-tier server

  • Data-tier server

  • Health check

The Best Practices Analyzer tool for Team Foundation Server checks the server's boot.ini file for system startup to determine its Data Execution Prevention (DEP) configuration. DEP is a set of hardware and software technologies that help prevent malicious code from running.

The messages that appear are informational only. For more information about DEP configuration, see "A detailed description of the Data Execution Prevention (DEP) feature in Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005, and Windows Server 2003" in the Knowledge Base on the Microsoft Web site.

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