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For the first time, SQL Server 2005 provides features that can support large-scale enterprise databases. With this powerful new release, you may find yourself being called upon to perform duties that are no longer strictly "administrative," duties that have become much more complicated and difficult. With that in mind, a team of experienced Microsoft Certified Professionals provides you with the necessary information to be a more competent and successful database developer or administrator.

Beginning with a foundation that features detailed coverage of typical administrative duties, the authors proceed to explain how to build complex data transformations for data import, build distributed data solutions, and maintain the security and integrity of the database. You will be able to apply what you learn to real-world scenarios, and smoothly navigate the vastly changed landscape of SQL Server 2005 administration.

What you will learn from this book

  • How to install, maintain, and manage an SQL Server 2005 installation, including high availability and security considerations
  • Various features such as the Common Language Runtime, SQL Server Integration Services, Notification Service, and the Service Broker
  • How to use the tools that are necessary to manage configuration, backups, restores, security, availability, performance, and monitoring
  • A sampling of some of the more advanced areas and complex jobs of the broadening role of a database administrator in the enterprise

Who this book is for

This book is for both developers and administrators who are responsible for the management and maintenance of an SQL Server 2005 database. Familiarity with relational database concepts and SQL is assumed.

Wrox Beginning guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think, providing a structured, tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved.

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About the Author

Dan Wood (Silverdale, WA) is an Operations Manager and DBA, Microsoft SQL Server Specialist and Trainer for Netdesk Corporation, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Learning Solutions. Dan has been a Microsoft Certified Professional and Trainer since 1999; he is co-author of Beginning Transact-SQL from WROX.  

Chris Leiter (Kent, WA) is a Trainer for Netdesk Corporation.  Chris’s role at Netdesk is focused on Systems Administration and Security.  Chris has been a Microsoft Certified Professional since 1997, and a Trainer since 2001.  

Paul Turley (Seattle, WA) is a Senior Consultant for Hitachi Consulting, where he architects and develops database systems.  He has been a Microsoft Certified Professional and Trainer since 1996, and lead author of Beginning Transact-SQL With SQL Server 2000 and 2005, Professional SQL Server Reporting Services (1st and 2nd editions), and other Wrox database titles.

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Just what I needed Jan. 22 2007
By Hard Drive - Published on
Format: Paperback
I had not touched a DB box in quite a while, and I was recently handed a SQL 2005 box to manage. This book pretty much covered everything I needed. The writing style is laid back and readable, and they get right to the point, without going off on all sorts tangents. The chapter on Automating Administrative Tasks (Chapter 8) was pure gold.

Good stuff.
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Great Book!!! Jan. 18 2007
By J. Roach - Published on
Format: Paperback
I found this book offers exactly what I needed. I learned how to best manage my SQL 2005 Database Server. I found the information to be accurate and well written, an excellent reference that I've used many times. I really appreciated how the authors used real world experience to relay hard to understand concepts.
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Great Book for Beginnners June 19 2007
By Todd B. - Published on
Format: Paperback
This is an awesome book for someone that is new to SQL Server and needs to learn basic administration. The authors did a really good job of explaining the fundamentals in clear simple language.

I especially enjoyed the explanation of the storage engine. It made things clear to me that I didn't understand previously.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Pretty good SQL Server 2005 BEGINNER book Aug. 28 2008
By Gandalf Stormcrow - Published on
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This book is for beginners. I'm a seasoned system engineer and have worked with SQL 2005 before. However not having any formal training I decided to get a book. I don't want to be a developer so I needed something that demonstrates SQL server 2005 from the admin side. This is book is perfect for that. It explains the major features a sys admin would want to know. Anything above what this book teaches, can be found on technet or doing a google search. So in conclusion, for a sys admin wanting to know SQL Server 2005, this book will serve your purposes very well...
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
VERY good basic book. May 5 2008
By Paul E. Richmond - Published on
Format: Paperback
Having taken several classes from Dan Wood I appreciate the years of practical experience these guys bring to the table. It is a very good, readable, and thorough introduction to MS SQL Server 2005. SQL 2005 is a big product with lots of intricacies. This is one of the best introductions to to it that I've read.