The "Automated Management" setting in RockSolid is a global on/off switch controlling if RockSolid is authorised to make changes to the relevant instances. If this is disabled, RockSolid can only read information from the SQL Server environment via the monitoring configuration. No changes can be made, including:
- No Automated Management jobs can be deployed.
- No existing Automated Management jobs can be removed/cleaned up
- Instance and/or database configuration settings cannot be automatically applied
- Automation processes cannot execute.
It is important to note that enabling this option does not by itself allow the above operations to occur, as each of these options would require its own specific configuration before it could be applied. However if this option is disabled, regardless of any other configuration no changes will be executed by RockSolid automatically.