SQL SERVER- Enabling Lock Pages in Memory (LPIM)

This Windows policy determines which accounts can use a process to keep data in physical memory, preventing the system from paging the data to virtual memory on disk.

 

To enable the lock pages in memory option

  1. On the Start menu, click Run. In the Open box, type gpedit.msc.
  2. On the Local Group Policy Editor console, expand Computer Configuration, and then expand Windows Settings.
  3. Expand Security Settings, and then expand Local Policies.
  4. Select the User Rights Assignment folder.

    The policies will be displayed in the details pane.

  5. In the pane, double-click Lock pages in memory.
  6. In the Local Security Setting – Lock pages in memory dialog box, click Add User or Group.
  7. In the Select Users, Service Accounts, or Groups dialog box, add an account with privileges to run sqlservr.exe.
  8. Log out and then log back in for this change to take effect.

 

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Reference: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms190730.aspx

SQL Server – How to hide an SQL Server Database Engine

To hide an instance of the SQL Server Database Engine

  1. In SQL Server Configuration Manager, expand SQL Server Network Configuration, right-click Protocols for <server instance>, and then select Properties.
  2. On the Flags tab, in the HideInstance box, select Yes, and then click OK to close the dialog box. The change takes effect immediately for new connections.

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