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Microsoft Content Management Server by Stefan Gosner, Joel Ward, Lim Mei Ying

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Chapter 3. The Database Configuration Application

In the previous chapter, you installed the server and developer tool components of MCMS. This chapter will show you the next step: using the DCA to link MCMS to a database.

Behind every Microsoft Content Management Server is a Microsoft SQL Server 2000 database, and the utility that links them together is the Database Configuration Application (DCA).

We take you behind the scenes for an in-depth look at what the DCA does. In addition, we demonstrate the use of the DCA to switch from one database to another.

The DCA Links MCMS Server to the Database

Running the DCA will perform the following functions:

  • Tell MCMS which SQL Server and database in the network to use

  • Encode and store the ODBC Connection ...

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