Hey, wait a second. According to:http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb510667.aspx
Administering Policy-Based Management requires membership in the PolicyAdministratorRole role in the msdb database. This role has complete control of all policies on the system. This control includes creating and editing policies and conditions and enabling and disabling policies.
So tell me why did I get it wrong?
Two different facets of PBM. This question was in regards to alerting and the "minimium" security required to test an alert. Administering policies can be accomplished by membership in PolicyAdministratorRole, but to test alerts one must at a minimum have "Alter Trace" permissions.
Also, PolicyAdministratorRole does not appear to have Alter Trace permissions.
SELECT * FROM sys.fn_builtin_permissions ('server')
Alter Trace is a "Server" class permission and is covered by the "Control Server" permission. So it may be misleading in the article to say that this role can fully administer PBM. What it really means is that this role can create and edit policies but not test alerts associated to those policies.
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