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Surface Area Configuration tool available in SQL Server 2008 & onwards

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Surface area configuration is a security measure that involves stopping or disabling unused components. Surface area configuration helps to improve security by providing fewer avenues for potential attacks on a system.

Surface Area Configuration too is introduced in SQL Server 2005 & Direct access of Surface Area Configuration tool has been removed from SQL server 2008 onwards.

To access Surface Area Configuration tool from SQL Server 2008 onwards :-

1) Right Click on SQL server instance in SSMS & Go to Facets

2) Select “Surface Area Configuration” facet & have access of hidden Surface Area Configuration tool

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