sys.sysconfigures (Transact-SQL)

Contains one row for each configuration option set by a user. sysconfigures contains the configuration options that are defined before the most recent startup of SQL Server, plus any dynamic configuration options set since then.


This SQL Server 2000 system table is included as a view for backward compatibility. We recommend that you use the current SQL Server system views instead. To find the equivalent system view or views, see Mapping SQL Server 2000 System Tables to SQL Server 2005 System Views. This feature will be removed in a future version of Microsoft SQL Server. Avoid using this feature in new development work, and plan to modify applications that currently use this feature.

Column name

Data type




User-modifiable value for the variable. This is used by the Database Engine only if RECONFIGURE has been executed.



Configuration variable number.



Explanation of the configuration option.



Bitmap that indicates the status for the option. Possible values include the following:

0 = Static. Setting takes effect when the server is restarted.

1 = Dynamic. Variable takes effect when the RECONFIGURE statement is executed.

2 = Advanced. Variable is displayed only when the show advanced options is set. Setting takes effect when the server is restarted.

3 = Dynamic and advanced.