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Programming Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2008 by Leonard Lobel, Andrew Brust, and Stephen Forte

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Chapter 4. Server Management

Stephen Forte

Working with Microsoft SQL Server requires that you perform many different management tasks. As a developer, you might think that management is the realm of the database administrator (DBA) and that you have to worry only about building applications by writing code. This is not always the case. You sometimes have to perform simple maintenance tasks such as attaching a database as part of an application or a setup program. For example, when you deploy an application, you might have to include an auxiliary program that attaches the application’s database to an existing SQL Server installation. You might also make simple database security management part of your application. A contract developer or an independent ...

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