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SQL Server® 2008 Administration: Real World Skills for MCITP Certification and Beyond by Tom Carpenter

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Installation Planning

Installation planning can be divided into two broad topics: understanding the SQL Server 2008 architecture and the installation planning process. Both topics are addressed in this section.

SQL Server 2008 Architecture

You can't really plan the implementation of a technology you do not understand. Imagine trying to build a car without understanding the components used to build one. You would probably end up with some sort of vehicle, but it probably wouldn't run well or for very long. SQL Server 2008 is no different. You must understand how it works in order to make it work efficiently. For this reason, the architecture of SQL Server 2008 will be presented from a logical perspective in this section. Later chapters will address ...

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