Amazon Relational Database Service
User Guide (API Version 2014-10-31)

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Common DBA Tasks for Microsoft SQL Server

This section describes the Amazon RDS-specific implementations of some common DBA tasks for DB instances that are running the Microsoft SQL Server database engine. In order to deliver a managed service experience, Amazon RDS does not provide shell access to DB instances, and it restricts access to certain system procedures and tables that require advanced privileges.


When working with a SQL Server DB instance, you can run scripts to modify a newly created database, but you cannot modify the [model] database, the database used as the model for new databases.