Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Administrator's Companion

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Administrator's Companion


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Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Administrator's Companion by Edward Whalen, Burzin Patel, Marcilina Garcia, Stacia Misner

Get your mission-critical databases up and running quickly with this essential, single-volume guide. This comprehensive administrator’s reference details features and capabilities of SQL Server 2005—including how to implement business intelligence applications. It delivers the easy-to-follow procedures, practical workarounds, and key troubleshooting tactics you need for on-the-job-results.

Discover how to:

  • Perform an installation or upgrade, and configure it on the network
  • Plan and configure the I/O subsystem and model system capacity
  • Create and maintain databases, tables, views, and indexes
  • Administer transactions, deadlocks, and isolation levels
  • Manage users with logins, user IDs, schemas, permissions, and roles
  • Implement failover clustering, log shipping, and database mirroring for high availability
  • Manage and tune snapshot, transactional, and merge replication
  • Administer SQL Server Analysis Services and Reporting Services
  • Monitor, troubleshoot, and fine-tune performance

Includes a CD with a fully searchable eBook.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780735621985
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Publication date: 12/13/2006
Series: Admin Companion Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 1232
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 2.32(d)

About the Author

Edward Whalen is an expert in database performance, administration, and backup recovery solutions.

Burzin Patel is a Microsoft program manager focusing on SQL Server application integration and database management.

Marcilina Garcia specializes in performance benchmarks, database design, and configuration.

Stacia Misner, MCITP, MCTS, is a consultant and trainer specializing in Microsoft business intelligence solutions. She has more than 20 years of IT experience and has written several books on SQL Server, including Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Step by Step. Stacia is also one of the first to earn the new SQL Server Analysis Services Maestro certification.

Victor Isakov, MCTS, MCITP, is a certified trainer, author, and expert on SQL Server 2005.

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