Import a Policy-Based Management Policy

Applies to: SQL Server

This topic describes how to import a Policy-Based Management policy instance in SQL Server by using SQL Server Management Studio.


Requires membership in the PolicyAdministratorRole role in the msdb database.

Using SQL Server Management Studio

To import a policy instance

  1. In Object Explorer, click the plus sign to expand the server where the newly-imported policy instance will reside.

  2. Click the plus sign to expand the Management folder.

  3. Click the plus sign to expand Policy Management.

  4. Right-click the Policies folder and select Import Policy.

  5. In the Import dialog box, type the path and name of the file; or use the Browse (...) button to locate the XML file that contains the policy, and then select the file. For more information on the available options in the Import dialog box, see Import Policies Dialog Box.

  6. When finished, click OK.

Example policies

Example policies are available in the SQL Server Samples code repository. These policies can be imported and used as a basis for your own policy-based management policies.