In this post, I provide script to check, enable and disable XP_CMDSHELL on the SQL Server.
This script is very useful for those professional, Who are interested to use command line utilities.
Now a day, I am also interested to use command line tools.
If you want to use command line tool, you should enable this XP_CMDSHELL configuration.
First, Check XP_CMDSHELL is enabled on the server:
SELECT CONVERT(INT, ISNULL(value, value_in_use)) AS ConfigValue
WHERE name = 'xp_cmdshell' ;
Script to enable and disable XP_CMDSHELL:
-- Enable advanced options to be changed.
EXEC SP_CONFIGURE 'show advanced options', 1
-- Enable xp_cmdshell option.
EXEC SP_CONFIGURE N'xp_cmdshell', 1
-- Disable xp_cmdshell option.
EXEC SP_CONFIGURE 'xp_cmdshell', 0
-- Disable advanced options to be changed.
EXEC SP_CONFIGURE 'show advanced options', 0
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