Chapter 4. Configuring and Tuning SQL Server 2008

Microsoft designed SQL Server 2008 to balance workloads dynamically and to self-tune configuration settings. For example, SQL Server can increase or decrease memory usage based on overall system memory requirements. SQL Server also manages memory efficiently, especially when it comes to queries and user connections—and memory is just one of dozens of areas in which configuration settings are automatically adjusted.

Although the SQL Server self-tuning feature works well, there are times when you need to configure SQL Server settings manually. For example, if ...

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