Chapter 1Getting started with SQL Server tools

This chapter provides information about where to find many of the Microsoft tools used to manage and work with the Microsoft SQL Server platform. It also walks you through the installation, configuration, and basic utility of each tool.

The chapter is divided into five distinct sections:

  • Installation Center

    • The Planning Tab

    • The Installation Tab

  • Tools installed with the Database Engine

  • SQL Server Management Tools

  • SQL Server Data Tools

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