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Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2000 DBA Survival Guide, Second Edition by Mark Spenik, Orryn Sledge

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Developing an Installation Strategy and Plan

Developing an installation plan starts with the assessment of the requirements of your business or users, includes the selection and purchase of the hardware, and finishes with making decisions about specific SQL Server options. Begin by determining user and system requirements. After the requirements have been determined, you examine possible hardware configurations and SQL Server options. You then create a checklist to use during system installation, and, finally, you install SQL Server.

Step 1: Determine System and User Requirements

How do you determine the hardware system requirements and user requirements for SQL Server? You ask questions and do some homework. Start with the user requirements ...

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