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

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Standardizing with PBM and CMS

So far, in this chapter, you've learned the mechanics of setting up PBM and centralized management with a CMS. You should standardize your implementations of PBM and CMS and use them to standardize your SQL Server 2008 instances. The benefits of standardization are many and include consistency, simplified troubleshooting, and a general feeling of awareness. Why this feeling of awareness? Because you know what you're up against when you face a problem and must come up with a solution. In order to help you develop standards for PBM and CMS, this chapter will conclude by addressing the topics you've covered from the perspective of the SAU model that you first learned in Chapter 13, "Creating Jobs, Operators, and Alerts." ...

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