Registry Extended Stored Procedures - Audit RRS feed

  • Question

  • Does MS have any set guidelines on revoking execute permissions on extended stored procedure for "SA" user? 

    The reason I am asking this question is due to a security audit finding that stated a High Security Risk for the SA users Permission being able to execute Registry Extended Stored Procedures.

    This is for sql server 2008 R2
    • Edited by bran kess Thursday, February 21, 2013 4:13 PM
    Thursday, February 21, 2013 4:08 PM


  • SA is a default SQL server sysadmin account. I will not suggest & its also not recomended to reduce access rights of SA.

    Instead of that,

    • You should configure your application to use diffrent user.
    • Other applciaiton user & DBA should user there userid with there respective rights
    • SA account is only for DBA, should be used in case of issues
    • If you do not wantto use SA & other SQL logins than switch your SQL server to windows authentication, most secured settigns in SQL server

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    • Edited by RohitGarg Thursday, February 21, 2013 7:11 PM
    • Proposed as answer by Maggie Luo Friday, February 22, 2013 5:12 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by bran kess Friday, February 22, 2013 2:15 PM
    • Marked as answer by bran kess Friday, February 22, 2013 2:15 PM
    Thursday, February 21, 2013 7:11 PM