Deploying and Configuring a Notification Services Instance

Deploying and configuring a Notification Services instance involves several steps:

1.
Creating the instance and application databases
2.
Installing the Windows Service, registry keys, and performance counters for the instance
3.
Granting the appropriate access permissions to the databases

Notification Services provides a command-line utility called nscontrol for performing the first two of these steps. The third step can be done using the standard SQL Server tools.

The following sections show how to execute these steps. A key decision in deploying a Notification Services instance is whether or not to use Windows integrated security or SQL Server Authentication. This decision affects ...

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