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Since the initial release of the tool, the SCM team has received feedback that it is still useful to be able to manually obtain the baselines without having to launch the SCM tool itself. For that reason, we are maintaining this document in order to publish links to all of our latest content when it releases.


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SQL Server

Internet Explorer


Windows Client

  • Windows 10

Windows Server


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