Synopses & Reviews
Portable and precise, this pocket-sized guide delivers ready answers for administering SQL Server 2008. Zero in on core support and maintenance tasks using quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. You’ll get the focused information you need to solve problems and get the job done—whether at your desk or in the field!
Get fast facts to:
- Plan, deploy, and configure SQL Server 2008
- Administer server and surface security, access, and network configuration
- Import, export, transform, and replicate data
- Use SQL Server Management Studio for core administrative tasks
- Manipulate schemas, tables, indexes, and views
- Automate maintenance and implement policy-based management
- Monitor server activity and tune performance
- Manage log shipping and database mirroring
- Perform backups and recovery
About the Author
William R. Stanek has 20 years of hands-on experience with advanced programming and development. He is a leading technology expert and an award-winning author. Over the years, his practical advice has helped millions of programmers, developers and network engineers all over the world. He has written more than two dozen computer books. Current or forthcoming books include Microsoft Windows® XP Professional Administrator's Pocket Consultant, Microsoft Windows 2000 Administrator's Pocket Consultant, Second Edition, and Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003 and IIS 6.0 Administrator's Pocket Consultant.
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 2008 Administration Fundamentals; Chapter 1: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Administration Overview; SQL Server 2008 and Your Hardware; Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Editions; SQL Server and Windows; Using the Graphical Administration Tools; Using the Command-Line Tools; Using the SQL Server PowerShell; Chapter 2: Deploying Microsoft SQL Server 2008; SQL Server Integration Roles; Planning for Your SQL Server 2008 Deployment; Running and Modifying SQL Server Setup; Chapter 3: Managing the Surface Security, Access, and Network Configuration; Managing SQL Server Component Feature Access; Configuring SQL Server Services; Managing the Network and SQL Native Client Configuration; Chapter 4: Configuring and Tuning Microsoft SQL Server 2008; Accessing SQL Server Configuration Data; Techniques for Managing SQL Server Configuration Options; Configuring SQL Server with Stored Procedures; Part II: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Administration; Chapter 5: Managing the Enterprise; Using SQL Server Management Studio; Managing SQL Server Groups; Managing Servers; Starting, Stopping, and Configuring SQL Server Agent; Starting, Stopping, and Configuring Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator; Managing SQL Server Startup; Managing Server Activity; Chapter 6: Configuring Microsoft 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: Full-Text Search Administration; Full-Text Catalogs and Indexes; Managing Full-Text Catalogs; Managing Full-Text Search; Chapter 9: Managing SQL Server 2008 Security; Overview of SQL Server 2008 Security; SQL Server 2008 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 2008 Data Administration; Chapter 10: 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; Creating Partitioned Tables and Indexes; Compressing Tables, Indexes, and Partitions; Chapter 11: 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 12: Linked Servers and Distributed Transactions; Working with Linked Servers and Distributed Data; Managing Linked Servers; Chapter 13: 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 2008 Optimization and Maintenance; Chapter 14: Profiling and Monitoring Microsoft SQL Server 2008; Monitoring Server Performance and Activity; Working with Replication Monitor; Working with the Event Logs; Monitoring SQL Server Performance; Configuring a Management Data Warehouse; Solving Performance Problems with Profiler; Chapter 15: Backing Up and Recovering Microsoft SQL Server 2008; 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; Chapter 16: 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; Chapter 17: Managing Log Shipping and Database Mirroring; Log Shipping; Database Mirroring; Using Mirroring and Log Shipping; Chapter 18: Implementing Policy-Based Management; Introducing Policy-Based Management; Working with Policy-Based Management; Managing Policies Throughout the Enterprise; Appendix : About the Author;