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Portable and precise, this pocket-sized guide delivers immediate answers for the day-to-day administration of SQL Server 2005. Zero in on core support and maintenance tasks using quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. You’ll get the precise information you need to solve problems and get the job done?whether you’re at your desk or in the field!Install, configure, and tune SQL Server Administer servers and server groups Manage and optimize schemas, tables, indexes, and views Create logins, configure permissions, assign roles, and perform other essential security tasks Import, export, and transform data from various sources Implement replication and data merging, and manage data publication and subscription Plan and implement a comprehensive backup and recovery strategy Monitor server activity and resolve performance issues Take charge of automation and maintenance
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About the Author
William R. Stanek is a leading network technology expert and an award-winning author. He is a regular contributor to leading publications such as PC Magazine and has written, co-authored, or contributed to numerous computer books, including Microsoft Windows 2000 Administratoras Pocket Consultant, Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 Administratoras Pocket Consultant, and Windows 2000 Scripting Administratoras Guide. Stanek has a masteras degree in information systems, with distinction, and a bacheloras degree in computer science, magna cum laude. He has been involved in the commercial Internet community since 1991 and has experience developing server technology, encryption, and e-commerce technology.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments; Introduction; Who Is This Book For?; How Is This Book Organized?; Conventions Used in This Book; Support; Part I: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Administration Fundamentals; Chapter 1: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Administration Overview; SQL Server 2005 and Your Hardware; Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Editions; SQL Server and Windows; Using the Graphical Administration Tools; Using the Command-line Tools; Chapter 2: Deploying Microsoft SQL Server 2005; SQL Server Integration Roles; Planning for Your SQL Server 2005 Deployment; Running and Modifying SQL Server Setup; Chapter 3: Managing the Surface Security, Access, and Network Configuration; Getting Started with the Configuration Tools; Using SQL Server 2005 Surface Area Configuration; Configuring SQL Server Services; Managing the Network and SQL Native Client Configuration; Chapter 4: Configuring and Tuning Microsoft SQL Server; Accessing SQL Server Configuration Data; Techniques for Managing SQL Server Configuration Options; Configuring SQL Server with Stored Procedures; Part II: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Administration; Chapter 5: Managing the Enterprise; Managing SQL Server Startup; Using SQL Server Management Studio; Managing SQL Server Groups; Managing Servers; Starting, Stopping, and Configuring SQL Server Agent; Starting, Stopping, and Configuring the Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator; Starting, Stopping, and Configuring the Microsoft Search Service; Working with Full-Text Search; Managing Full-Text Catalogs; Managing Server Activity; Chapter 6: Configuring SQL Server with SQL Server Management Studio; Managing the Configuration with SQL Server Management Studio; Determining System and Server Information; Configuring Authentication and Auditing; Tuning Memory Usage; Configuring Processors and Parallel Processing; Configuring Threading, Priority, and Fibers; Configuring User and Remote Connections; Managing Server Settings; Managing Database Settings; Adding and Removing Active Directory Information; Troubleshooting Configuration Problems; Chapter 7: Core Database Administration; Database Files and Logs; Database Administration Basics; Creating Databases; Altering Databases and Their Options; Managing Database and Log Size; Manipulating Databases; Tips and Techniques; Chapter 8: Managing SQL Server 2005 Security; Overview of SQL Server 2005 Security; SQL Server 2005 Authentication Modes; Special Purpose Logins and Users; Permissions; Roles; Managing Server Logins; Configuring Server Roles; Controlling Database Access and Administration; Managing Database Permissions; Part III: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Data Administration; Chapter 9: Manipulating Schemas, Tables, Indexes, and Views; Working with Schemas; Getting Started with Tables; Table Essentials; Working with Tables; Managing Table Values; Using Views; Creating and Managing Indexes; Column Constraints and Rules; Chapter 10: Importing, Exporting, and Transforming Data; Working with Integration Services; Creating Packages with the SQL Server Import and Export Wizard; Understanding BCP; BCP Scripts; Using the BULK INSERT Command; Chapter 11: Linked Servers and Distributed Transactions; Working with Linked Servers and Distributed Data; Managing Linked Servers; Chapter 12: Implementing Snapshot, Merge, and Transactional Replication; An Overview of Replication; Planning for Replication; Distributor Administration; Creating and Managing Publications; Subscribing to a Publication; Part IV: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Optimization and Maintenance; Chapter 13: Profiling and Monitoring Microsoft SQL Server 2005; Monitoring Server Performance and Activity; Working with Replication Monitor; Working with the Event Logs; Monitoring SQL Server Performance; Solving Performance Problems with Profiler; Chapter 14: Backing Up and Recovering SQL Server 2005; Creating a Backup and Recovery Plan; Selecting Backup Devices and Media; Using Backup Strategies; Creating a Backup Device; Performing Backups; Restoring a Database; Restoring the Master Database; Mirroring Databases; Chapter 15: Database Automation and Maintenance; Overview of Database Automation and Maintenance; Using Database Mail; Using SQL Server Agent; Managing Alerts; Managing Operators; Scheduling Jobs; Automating Routine Server-to-Server Administration Tasks; Multiserver Administration; Database Maintenance; Managing Log Shipping; Using Mirroring and Log Shipping; Appendix : William R. Stanek;