sp_configure - "allow updates" should be an advanced option - by Vachhrajani, Nakul

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  Won't Fix<br /><br />
		Due to several factors the product team decided to focus its efforts on other items.<br /><br />
		A more detailed explanation for the resolution of this particular item may have been provided in the comments section.


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ID 662305 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Suggestion Repros 0
Opened 4/16/2011 8:08:52 AM
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Description

Starting Microsoft SQL Server 2005, direct updates to system tables is not supported/allowed. However, the switch for the same remains in public view.

On a clean install of Microsoft SQL Server, running "sp_configure", shows us the "allow updates" option at the very top - which should not be the case if this setting has no effect, except changing the behaviour of the RECONFIGURE command (per BOL). 
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Posted by Jason [MSFT] on 8/1/2011 at 1:14 PM
Thanks for your time in sending us feedback.

The BOL http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms179262.aspx has the “Feature Deprecation” message on the "allow updates" option.
Since SQL Server 2011 (Denali) is the last release to support the feature and the feature will be removed from next version of Microsoft SQL server, we have decided not to make changes on its behavior.

Regards,
Jason Cho (hyukjec@microsoft.com)
Posted by Microsoft on 5/24/2011 at 12:57 PM
Thanks for your recommendation. We are actively considering it and will try to address it in next major release given time.

Best regards
Microsoft SQL Server Engine Team