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First released for IBM OS/2 in 1989, Microsoft SQL Server has developed over the years into one of the leading relational database management system (RDMS) platforms for the enterprise for the Windows Server platform. The most current version is SQL Server 2012, which is available in Standard, Enterprise, and Business Intelligence editions.

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Linux for Windows Server Admins

By Stuart Burns - April 24, 2014

In part 1 of a new series, learn the basics behind Linux, including logging in, mounted media, and managing users.

Migrate or Restore a Windows Server 2012 R2 Certification Authority to a New Server

By Russell Smith - April 24, 2014

Migrating to a new version of Windows Server or different hardware? Learn to backup CA components so they can be restored to the same or a different server.

How to Set Up a VMware View Event Log Database

By Brian Suhr - April 24, 2014

In this tutorial, learn to create and setup a VMware View event log database to capture events and errors within View.

Install PowerShell Web Access in Windows Server 2012

By Russell Smith - April 23, 2014

Make remote administration easy with a PowerShell Remote Access Gateway in Windows Server 2012. Learn how in this handy how-to article!

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How to Connect CentOS Web Server to a SQL Server

By Peter Washburn - October 15, 2012

Learn how to set up an internal CentOS web server to talk to a SQL server in this handy how-to article.

Changing SQL Server Job Owners with PowerShell

By Sean McCown Microsoft SQL MVP - January 26, 2011

Using PowerShell for changing job owners in SQL Server. Sean McCown demonstrates how PowerShell is a more efficient option than SSMS or T-SQL when changing job

How to Plan SQL Server Database Files

By Sean McCown Microsoft SQL MVP - May 24, 2010

It’s a common misconception that you will get a performance gain by using several log files. Although this is something we see quite often, Sean McCown,

SQL Server Recovery Models

By Sean McCown Microsoft SQL MVP - May 25, 2009

In SQL Server 2008 there are 3 recovery models you can use: simple, bulk-logged, and full. These recovery models really just define how log management behaves

How to Design a Backup Strategy in SQL Server

By Sean McCown Microsoft SQL MVP - May 18, 2009

Designing a backup strategy in SQL is fairly straightforward, but it can get complicated when you’ve got a lot of moving pieces in your scenario. Sean McCown,

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