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Microsoft by Hilary Cotter, Ross Mistry

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Chapter 21 Consolidating and Virtualizing SQL Server 2008 with Hyper-V

More and more organizations are making the move to SQL Server because of an increase in the number of both Microsoft applications and line-of-business applications that call for SQL Server as the back-end database platform. Currently, many DBAs install a SQL Server instance every time their organization requires a SQL Server database, resulting in a proliferation of SQL Server installations within the infrastructure.

Take, for example, a DBA who installs a dedicated SQL Server installation to support databases associated with SharePoint, Symantec Enterprise Vault, and an antivirus application. Most likely, three independent SQL Server installations are not required, ...

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