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Microsoft® SQL Server 2012 Unleashed by Alex T. Silverstein, Chris Gallelli, Paul T. Bertucci, Ray Rankins

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What’s New in Database Maintenance

The required database maintenance tasks in SQL Server 2012 have remained the same as in earlier versions, and the tools to perform that maintenance are generally the same as they were in SQL Server 2005. Maintenance plans are still the core tool for performing database maintenance. These plans and the tools to create the plans (such as the Maintenance Plan Wizard) look and behave much like they did in SQL Server 2008.

There are, however, some subtle changes related to the creation of a maintenance plan in SQL Server 2012, including the following:

Image You can now specify the account in the Maintenance Plan Wizard ...

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