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Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 Administrator's Companion by Victor Isakov, Stacia Misner, Burzin Patel, Marcilina Garcia, Edward Whalen

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Developing Notification Services Applications

If you’re an application developer, you might prefer to build a notification application using the .NET Framework 2.0 and the Notification Services Management Objects, an API for Notification Services. Even if you’re not an application developer, you can easily build an application using XML and T-SQL. In this chapter, we’ll focus exclusively on the latter approach to show you how to build an instance configuration file (ICF) and an application definition file (ADF). The ICF contains information about the instance used to run the application, the SQL Server hosting the instance, the path to files used by the application, and parameters you can use to build an application once but reuse many times by ...

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