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MCITP Administrator: Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 Optimization and Maintenance (70-444): Study Guide by Andy Warren, J. Steven Jones, Marilyn Miller-White, Victor Isakov

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Troubleshooting Physical Server Performance

When troubleshooting the performance of your physical server, you are going to be relying more on your operating system and hardware knowledge than on your SQL Server 2005 knowledge. That's why we have always tried to keep abreast of at least the basics of every version of the Windows operating system as it has been released. The same goes for hardware.

In most enterprises, a DBA will typically pass on operating system– and networking-related tasks and problems to specialized infrastructure information technology (IT) professionals, but the DBA still needs to be conversant with operating systems and networking at some level. Troubleshooting a physical server's performance where SQL Server 2005 is installed ...

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