Accelerated SQL Server 2008 by Michael Coles

By Michael Coles

The professional college and method of fast studying in Accelerated SQL Server 2008, one of many first SQL Server 2008 books to be had, will permit SQL Server and different database execs to take the plunge to the most recent free up of Microsoft’s flagship database administration process quick. Take complete good thing about the hot positive factors of SQL Server 2008, understand what instruments can be found, and fast detect the ability and straightforwardness of use that SQL Server 2008 has to offer.

  • Lightning–quick creation to SQL Server 2008
  • Written through most sensible specialists within the field
  • Provides a great grounding in key positive factors and technologies

What you’ll learn

  • Manage SQL Server installations during the brand–new Declarative administration Framework.
  • Protect your self from downtime with high–availability positive aspects akin to failover clustering.
  • Speed your purposes through profiting from new performance–enhancement gains in SQL Server 2008.
  • Find what you wish utilizing full–text search.
  • Store, retrieve, and deal with XML within the database.
  • Derive aggressive virtue from enterprise intelligence instruments similar to research companies and Reporting Services.

Who is that this ebook for?

Database pros who have the desire to make the jump to SQL Server 2008, and who have the desire to make that jump quickly. This viewers essentially comprises clients of past releases of SQL Server reminiscent of SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 2005. The viewers additionally contains database pros with adventure on competing structures who're relocating laterally to SQL Server.

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Figure 2-7. SQL Server Installation Center screen Clustering support in setup is of great value. If you are running SQL Server 2008 on Windows Server 2008, you are already gaining a huge number of features, including support for up to 16 nodes and an ease on restrictions like the requirement that nodes be on the same subnet. This means that Geoclusters are now a viable option for SQL Server deployments. A Geocluster is a clustering configuration where the active and passive servers are physically separated by large geographical distances.

At this point, you could click OK, and you would have a condition that checks only if the first three characters of the Name property are tbl. However, for the example, you need a more complex expression. You want to make sure the first three characters of the Name property are tbl and that the schema of the table is only within the developer schema or the test schema. To add the first schema restriction, click the AndOr cell on the next line in the grid and select AND. In the Field cell, select @Schema, and put 'developer' in the Value cell, as shown in Figure 3-4.

Since in this example, we requested that setup install the database engine, we are presented with a page that will allow us to provide some key configuration information, as shown in Figure 2-12. While the security mode is nothing new, having to specify a SQL Server administrator is. By default, there is no one defined to be the administrator. You must provide a valid username for this purpose. qxd 5/1/08 12:31 PM Page 21 CHAPTER 2 ■ SQL SERVER INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION Figure 2-12. Database Engine Configuration step for a new installation The Data Directories tab of the Database Engine Configuration page, shown in Figure 2-13, allows users to change the directories of all the database files.

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