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Security Compliance Manager - beta baseline for SQL Server 2008/SQL Server 2008 R2

    Question

  • Hello folks,

    I'm looking for a baseline for MS Security Compliance Manager to do an audit on SQL Server 2008/SQL Server 2008 R2. Microsoft announced this beta baseline earlier. I need to do a security audit and this tool should help me a lot, but it was already replaced with SQL Server 2012 Baselines Beta . Is there any way how to get the old one?

    thanks in advance

    Juraj

    Tuesday, March 19, 2013 10:21 AM

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  • Hi,

    I need the same for SQL Server 2008R2.

    Maybe the beta baseline for SQL Server 2012 can be applied to SQL 2008R2 with some customized edits?

    Thanks!

    Thursday, May 16, 2013 2:54 PM
  • For some reason the PowerShell scripts of the SQL Server 2012 beta baseline specifically check for the version, and stop when SQL Server 2008 R2 is encountered. I don't know why Microsoft did this, as > 90% of the checks also work on 2008 R2! It seems that Microsoft wants to push SQL 2012 and get rid of SQL 2008 R2. From a security perspective, there are good reasons to use 2012 over 2008R2.
    Thursday, May 16, 2013 3:29 PM