SQL Server 2008 is quite a bit more robust in its management than previous versions of SQL Server. The Resource Governor allows an administrator to allocate different amounts of server resources to different applications. This can allow you to better balance varying workloads on a large SQL Server installation. In addition, policy-based management makes it much easier to verify and configure SQL Server settings according to policies. A policy can be evaluated against many servers at once, and many violations can be reconfigured directly from the policy interface.
In this chapter, you will learn to: