Katmai - Group Policy for SQL Server

If you've worked in a large AD shop you will have come across Group Policy. A means by which you can make sure each component in a domain has the same settings, behaves the same way, has the same security. This is essential when managing a large server estate.

Unfortunately Group Policy doesn't extend to SQL Server. So you can't say I want all servers backed up,don't use auto shrink, you must rename the sa account etc. (unless you use a third party system)

Katmai brings us Policy Based Management, if you manage multiple servers you'll love it.

The information currently available is here

http://download.microsoft.com/download/B/F/2/BF24C54E-5635-4C79-AFB4-0C3F840E79F4/Katmai_datasheet_Final.pdf

 



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Published Wednesday, May 9, 2007 7:05 PM by simonsabin

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