Database Engine Configuration - Filestream

Use this page to enable FILESTREAM for this installation of SQL Server 2008. FILESTREAM integrates the SQL Server Database Engine with an NTFS file system by storing varbinary(max) binary large object (BLOB) data as files on the file system. Transact-SQL statements can insert, update, query, search, and back up FILESTREAM data. Win32 file system interfaces provide streaming access to the data.

  • Enable FILESTREAM for Transact-SQL access
    Select to enable FILESTREAM for Transact-SQL access. This control must be checked before the other control options will be available.

  • Enable FILESTREAM for file I/O streaming access
    Select to enable Win32 streaming access for FILESTREAM.

  • Windows share name
    Use this control to enter the name of the Windows share in which the FILESTREAM data will be stored.

  • Allow remote clients to have streaming access to FILESTREAM data
    Select this control to allow remote clients to access this FILESTREAM data on this server.