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SQL Server 2005 Security Best Practices Whitepaper Released

2007/03/19

Saw this first here: SQL Server 2005 Security Best Practices. It's on the blog for Microsoft UK's SQL Server Premier Field Engineers. There's also some security-related webcast information on that blog post, so check it out!

Microsoft has released a whitepaper on best practices for SQL Server 2005 security. You can find the whitepaper here:

  SQL Server 2005 Security Best Practices - Operational and Administrative Tasks

It was written by Bob Beauchemin of SQLSkills.com. A lot of it is common sense type of stuff for old hat SQL Server DBAs, but there's coverage of Vista and the new pieces which are specific to SQL Server 2005 such as Surface Area Configuration (and transferring settings from one server to another), what to audit (including those with CONTROL SERVER rights), and securing schemas. It's only a 30 page document and should be considered a must-read by anyone responsible for administering a SQL Server 2005 system.


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