Category Archives for "Installation"

Nov 09

Rx for Demystifying Index Tuning Decisions – Part 3

By Jeffry Schwartz | Installation , Missing Indexes , Performance Tuning , Query Tuning , SQL Development , SQL Server

Review In Parts 1 and 2 of this blog series the author discussed various aspects of SQL Server indices such as: Types of indices and their variations, e.g., clustered, nonclustered, filtered, and covering Physical versus logical index access methods, e.g., seeks, scans, key/RID lookups, singleton lookups, and range scans Why index tuning should begin with […]

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Jun 09

SQL 2016 SSMS Download Location

By SQLRx Admin | Installation , SQL Administration , SQL Server

Now that SQL Server 2016 has been released (https://blog.sqlrx.com/2016/06/01/sql-server-2016-rtm-available/ ), DBA’s are going to notice that the Management Studio tools are not in the list of options to install. Starting in SQL 2016, SSMS is a separate download and install. You can find the download at: https://msdn.microsoft.com/library/mt238290.aspx The install notes say that it can be […]

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Jun 01

SQL Server 2016 RTM Available!!

By SQLRx Admin | Advice , Installation , Miscellaneous , SQL Server , Upgrade

In case you live under a rock or were at the dentist, Microsoft announced that SQL Server 2016 has been made generally available today June 1, 2016. See: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/dataplatforminsider/2016/06/01/sql-server-2016-is-generally-available-today/ Pricing is as follows: A handy feature comparison of previous versions of SQL can be located here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/products/sql-server/comparison.aspx SQL 2016 feature comparison between editions can be […]

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Apr 23

Prerequisites for Installing SQL Server AlwaysOn

By Ginger Keys | Installation , SQL Administration , SQL Server

Before implementing your AlwaysOn Availability Group, make sure you have everything in your environment ready to go. There are several prerequisites that need to be done to ensure a successful deployment. These prerequisites focus on your Windows environment, the SQL instances, and the databases to be included in your AlwaysOn group. Windows: Windows Server 2008 […]

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