Pro SQL Server 2008 Policy-Based Management

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Pro SQL Server 2008 Policy-Based Management is critical for database administrators seeking in-depth knowledge on administering servers using the new policy-based management features introduced in SQL Server 2008. This book will cover everything from a basic introduction to policy-based management to creating your own custom policies to enforce consistent rules across your organization.

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Overview

Pro SQL Server 2008 Policy-Based Management is critical for database administrators seeking in-depth knowledge on administering servers using the new policy-based management features introduced in SQL Server 2008. This book will cover everything from a basic introduction to policy-based management to creating your own custom policies to enforce consistent rules across your organization.

  • Provides in-depth treatment of policy-based management in a single source
  • Provides practical usage scenarios for policy-based management
  • Provides guidance to help meet growing regulatory compliance needs


What you’ll learn

  • Learn about policy-based management and why you should implement it.
  • Create policies to maintain a consistent, predictable environment throughout your organization.
  • Audit organizational compliance with policies automatically, across any number of servers.
  • Help ensure compliance with PCI rules, HIPAA rules, and other government regulations.
  • Configure and receive alerts for policy violations.
  • View and report on the state of your policies.


Who this book is for

This book is for database administrators who wish to apply consistent management practices across dozens and even hundreds of database servers.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Policy-Based Management
  2. Creating Policies
  3. Evaluating Policies
  4. Policy-Based Management Using PowerShell
  5. Receiving Alerts for Policy Violations
  6. Policy-Based Management Internals
  7. Practical Uses of Policy-Based Management
  8. Reporting
  9. Enforcing Compliance
  10. Where to Go from Here


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781430229100
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 5/3/2010
  • Edition description: 2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 268
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Ken Simmons is a database administrator and developer specializing in Microsoft SQL Server and .NET. He is currently working with a global electronic payment service provider in Columbus, Georgia. He has been working in the IT industry since 2000 and holds certifications for MCP, MCAD, MCSD, MCDBA, and MCTS for SQL 2005.

Ken is highly active in the online community and often participates in the SQL forums on MSDN and SQLServerCentral. He enjoys sharing tips that he discovers by writing articles for SQLServerCentral and MSSQLTips.com. He has also formed an SQL Server Users Group in Columbus, Georgia, for SQL Server professionals to come together to share knowledge and resources. When he is not working, Ken enjoys traveling with his wife, Susan, and son, Nathan, and can often be found on a cruise ship, at a Disney resort, or at the beach in his hometown of Pensacola, Florida.

Colin Stasiuk is a database administrator and owner of Benchmark IT Consulting, an Edmonton, AB Canada based consulting company. He has worked with SQL Server since 1996 and currently holds certifications for MCP, MCTS, and MCITP for Database Administration and Development. Colin is also the president of EDMPASS (The Edmonton based chapter of PASS) and his blog BenchmarkITConsulting.com is syndicated at SQLServerPedia.com.

Colin (like any good Canadian boy) is an avid hockey fan and enjoys spending quality time with his wife Heather, son Robbie, and his daughter Lana.

Jorge Segarra is a database and system administrator for University Community Hospital in Tampa, Florida. He has been administrating SQL Server over 5 years and holds certifications for MCP, and MCTS.

Jorge is very active in the online community and can be found on Twitter under the handle SQLChicken and at his blog Sqlchicken.com. He is also a founding member (or hypervisor) for the PASS Virtualization Virtual Chapter and a general volunteer for PASS. On the local level he is a member of the Tampa SQL Server User Group as well as the Tampa Bay SQL Server Business Intelligence User Group. Jorge also enjoys travelling around to various local user groups and events to present on all things SQL Server. When not being a total geek, Jorge enjoys spending time at home with his wife Jessica.

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