Chapter 2. Deploying Microsoft SQL Server 2008

With SQL Server Setup, you can create new instances of SQL Server, add components, rebuild the SQL Server registry, uninstall SQL Server, and perform other common setup tasks. Prior to setup and configuration, you need to decide how SQL Server 2008 will be used in your environment. When you have decided on the role SQL Server 2008 will have, you can plan for your deployment and then roll out SQL Server.

SQL Server Integration Roles

SQL Server 2008 is designed as a comprehensive Business Intelligence platform that can be used for

  • Extraction, Transformation, and Loading (ETL)

  • Relational ...

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