Chapter 1Installation and Configuration

Installing software is not a difficult task. Regardless of the platform, most modern software has an installation program, so simply performing a “Next, Next, Finish” procedure typically gets you up and running. The same holds true for SQL Server. For an enterprise production system, however, that process is not enough.

SQL Server 2005 represents the latest Relational Database Management software offering from Microsoft. This version has a wide array of features, capabilities, and functions. Creating the proper environment for your installation involves making the right choices even before you install the software. It is important to understand all the variables so that you create a system that will function, ...

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