All who liked the SACM raise your hands …
Right that’s what I thought no one heh; okay it wasn’t that bad. But non the less it was discontinued in SQL 2008.
So how do you lower the Surface Area?
Answer: Use SQL Server Configuration Manager to manage services and you can use Facets to configure Surface Area Configuration.
Right Click on Server -> Click on Facets -> Click on Drop down list select Surface Area Configuration
Change settings you need and click OK.
Following settings can be adjusted here:
- AdHoc Remote Queries
- CLR Integration
- Database Mail
- OLE Automation
- Remote DAC
- Service Broker Endpoint
- Soap Endpoints
- SQL Mail
- Web Assistant
- XP CmdShell