(Perhaps this thread should be moved to either the ePO or the VSE discussion groups)
Just to clarify,are you looking for info on how to configure
- the actual MS SQL Server,
- it's ePO Database (instance)
- VSE for use on database servers ? (e.g. exclusions etc.)
there are a number of articles on McAfee KB site (https://kc.mcafee.com) if you look for ePO database related keywords.
In addition: is your database and ePO server on the same host? If so, are the database files properly excluded from OAS ?