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Posted Thursday, July 8, 2010 9:29 AM
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Hi,

I'm doing a stored procedure that will enable xp_cmdshell, if it is not enabled yet, on the SQL Server 2005 instance.

I have the code belloe, to put inside the stored proc (so that it enables the
xp_cmdshell), but , befour i run this commands i need to know if the option is not already enabled.

How can i do this?

Thank you

EXEC sp_configure ‘show advanced options’, 1
– To update the currently configured value for advanced options.
RECONFIGURE

– To enable the feature.
EXEC sp_configure ‘xp_cmdshell’, 1

– To update the currently configured value for this feature.
RECONFIGURE

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Posted Thursday, July 8, 2010 9:38 AM


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river i don't think you need to check it before hand , just change it...

if xp_cmdshell is already enabled you just get this message anyway:

Configuration option 'xp_cmdshell' changed from 1 to 1. Run the RECONFIGURE statement to install.


so i would have my process change the value no matter what, do it's thing, and then change it back.


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