Chapter 5. Designing Highly Available Microsoft Windows Servers

Chapter 4, covered one of the main pieces of the foundation: your disk subsystem. This chapter helps to complete that foundation by providing information about configuring the true software base for Microsoft SQL Server: the operating system. This chapter covers both Microsoft Windows 2000 Server and Microsoft Windows Server 2003.

General Windows Configuration for SQL Servers

Before delving into the specific high availability options for the base operating system, there are some basic ideas you need to think about before you install the bits.

Choosing a Version of Windows

Choosing an operating system for SQL Server is no longer as clear-cut as it used to be. The operating system you choose ...

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