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Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Using SQL Server 2005 Surface Area Configuration

When you start SQL Server 2005 Surface Area Configuration, you will see the main window shown in Figure 3-1. SQL Server 2005 Surface Area Configuration can be used to perform several main tasks:

  • Connect to a specific SQL Server installation

  • Manage the services configuration of a specified server

  • Manage the connections configuration of a specified server

  • Manage features of various SQL Server components

SQL Server 2005 Surface Area Configuration main window

Figure 3-1. SQL Server 2005 Surface Area Configuration main window

Connecting to a Remote SQL Server Implementation

When you start SQL Server 2005 Surface Area Configuration, you are connected to the local ...

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