Non-clustered SQL Server instances within production environments should be designated as hidden to prevent advertisement by the SQL Server Browser service.
Designating production SQL Server instances as hidden leads to a more secure installation because they cannot be enumerated. However, clustered instances may break if this option is selected.
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This control is used in the following benchmarks:
- Microsoft SQL Server Database 2014 CIS V1.5.0 - paragraph 2.12
- Microsoft SQL Server Database 2016 CIS V1.3.0 - paragraph 2.12
- Microsoft SQL Server Database 2017 CIS V1.2.0 - paragraph 2.12
- Microsoft SQL Server Database 2019 CIS V1.2.0 - paragraph 2.12
To deliberately skip this control (e.g. meaning don’t use Puppet to enforce this setting), we provide you with three ways:
mssql_secured::controls::hide_instance_option_is_set_to_yes_for_production_sql_server_instances: skip to your hiera data. This will skip this control for ALL databases.
mssql_secured::controls::hide_instance_option_is_set_to_yes_for_production_sql_server_instances::dbname: skip to your hiera data. This will skip this control for specified database only.
3) Add an entry with the content
hide_instance_option_is_set_to_yes_for_production_sql_server_instances to the array value
mssql_secured::skip_list in your hiera data.
|Attribute Name||Short Description|
|title||The database to apply the control to.|
The database to apply the control to.
All controls need an database to apply the control to. Here is a simple example:
In this example, the string DB is the database to apply the control to.