Accelerated SQL Server 2008 (Accelerated) by Rob Walters

By Rob Walters

Sped up SQL Server 2008 is a quick advent to SQL Server 2008 for knowledgeable database execs. The booklet appeals to readers who're shrewdpermanent, who examine quick, and who don't want to plow through a large number of introductory fabric. The target is to impart the necessities of utilizing SQL Server 2008 as speedy as attainable.

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PM enables a plethora of scenarios, not just for consolidation, but in security, naming consistency, and many other areas. The time invested in learning PM is well worth it. Summary SQL Server 2008 contains a series of improvements that target scalability, performance, availability, security, and manageability. Keep in mind that some of the improvements mentioned in this book target and benefit multiple scenarios. Data compression is a prime example. This feature, which is discussed in Chapter 5, allows users to compress the storage of data within their tables.

This book is based on the feature-complete February community technology preview (CTP) release of SQL Server 2008. As with any product that is not shipped, there may some minor changes in the user interfaces shown in this book’s screenshots by the time the final version is released. qxd 5/1/08 12:31 PM CHAPTER Page 9 2 SQL Server Installation and Configuration T hose of us who have spent many years in product development might come to the conclusion that one of the least glamorous jobs is to design and code the installation and configuration of a product.

In our example, we are installing SQL Server 2008 side-by-side with SQL Server 2005. You can see the existing SQL Server instance that is already installed on this server, as shown in Figure 2-10. From this page, you can set the instance name, ID, and root directory for the new SQL Server 2008 instance. qxd 5/1/08 12:31 PM Page 19 CHAPTER 2 ■ SQL SERVER INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION Figure 2-9. Feature Selection step for a new installation Figure 2-10. qxd 20 5/1/08 12:31 PM Page 20 CHAPTER 2 ■ SQL SERVER INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION The Server Configuration page, shown in Figure 2-11, is where you enter credentials for the various services that will be installed.

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