DBAs should learn to go through the proper channels to make updates. This means using system stored procedures...
and statements to make configuration changes, instead of manually hacking the system tables. Using the right tools is important because it allows Microsoft to modify the internal structures of the system objects without breaking your code.
My advice to anyone directly manipulating the system tables is to re-write the code now so that migration to SQL Server 2005 will not break your applications.
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