This book teaches both novice and experienced database administrators how to leverage all of the features of SQL Server to deliver solid, reliable performance. All features and techniques are illustrated with real-world examples and step-by-step instructions. After a quick overview of SQL Server management tools and database components, you'll walk through system installation and configuration, configuring and managing network communications, and automating administration tasks. You'll gain insight into business continuity strategies, performance monitoring, and optimization. The authors also cover the complete suite of Business Intelligence tools, including SQL Server Integration Services, Reporting Services, Analysis Services, and Service Broker. With this book, you'll develop the skills required to successfully administer a SQL Server 2008 database, regardless of your experience level.
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