SQL Server 2005 groups the DMVs into twelve distinct categories based on the engine component to which they relate. These twelve categories are listed below:
Common language runtime
SQL Server operating system
In the sections below, the DMVs contained within each of these categories are explained in detail, along with example queries where applicable. Additional details about the DMVs can be found in the SQL Server Books Online.
The sample DMV T-SQL statements in the sections below that are longer than four lines are provided on the CD. Look for the DMV_Example_Scripts.sql file in the \Scripts\ ...