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Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2005 Administrators Pocket Consultant Paperback – November 30, 2005

ISBN-13: 978-0735621077 ISBN-10: 8120329201

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Product Details

  • Series: Pocket Consultant
  • Paperback: 578 pages
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press (November 30, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8120329201
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735621077
  • ASIN: 0735621071
  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 1.4 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,714,503 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Publisher

The popular ADMINISTRATOR’S POCKET CONSULTANT series from Microsoft Press delivers fast, accurate answers on the spot for IT professionals.

Key Book Benefits:

• Provides fast facts and immediate reference for administering SQL Server 2005

• Delivers must-know details for taking advantage of the improved scalability, security features, and management tools in SQL Server 2005

• Features concise tables, easy-to-scan lists, and step-by-step instructions for fast answers, wherever you need them

About the Author

William R. Stanek is a Microsoft MVP with 20+ years of experience in systems management and advanced programming. He is an award-winning author who’s written more than 100 books, including Windows 7 Administrator’s Pocket Consultant and Windows Server 2008 Inside Out. He is the series editor for the Pocket Consultant line of books.


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William Stanek is the author of many books for Microsoft and other publishers. Over the years, his practical advice has helped millions of programmers, developers, and network engineers all over the world. Dubbed 'A Face Behind the Future' in 1996 by The Olympian, William's been helping to shape the future of the written word for over two decades. William's 150th book was published in 2013.

William has been involved in the commercial Internet community since 1991. His core business and technology experience comes from over 11 years of military service. He has substantial experience in developing server technology, encryption, and Internet solutions. He has written many technical white papers and training courses on a wide variety of topics. He frequently serves as a subject matter expert and consultant.

William has an MS with distinction in information systems and a BS in computer science, magna cum laude. He is proud to have served in the Persian Gulf War as a combat crewmember on an electronic warfare aircraft. He flew on numerous combat missions into Iraq and was awarded nine medals for his wartime service, including one of the United States of America's highest flying honors, the Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross. Currently, he resides in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and children.

William recently rediscovered his love of the great outdoors. When he's not writing, teaching, or making presentations, he can be found hiking, biking, backpacking, traveling, or trekking in search of adventure.

Please visit www.WilliamRStanek.com to find links to stay in touch with William. Join William Stanek and over 50,000 fans on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/WilliamStanekAuthor and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/WilliamStanek. William also writes as Robert Stanek. To learn more about Ruin Mist, Magic Lands, Bugville Critters, visit http://www.imaginedlands.com/.

William R. Stanek (www.williamstanek.com) lived in Japan from 1985 to 1989. He traveled extensively and made many friends. While living in Japan, he spent much of his free time in Aomori (青森), Hachinohe (八戸), Misawa (三沢), and Tokyo (東京). He misses the wonderful food and drink and the good friends he made. He says, "On break, I traveled all over. On the island of Hokkaidô in Sapporo they have these wonderful Ice Festivals. My favorite thing about spring was the Cherry Blossom Festival. I'd take day trips to Aomori (青森) and Hachinohe (八戸) all the time. While in Japan, I studied kendo, the Japanese language, and Buddhism."

William lived in Europe from 1989 to 1991. During that time, he lived in Germany (mostly) and had several extended stays in the UK and Scotland including deployments to Mildenhall, UK. He spent his time in the UK travelling, and especially enjoyed his visits to Cambridge and London. He's been a football (soccer) fan since he was old enough to kick a ball and especially enjoyed being in Kaiserslautern for the championships. He misses the wonderful food and drink and the good friends he made. He says, "There's nothing like Fridays at the pub or Saturday market."

William lived in Hawaii from 1991 to 1996. During that time, he worked shift-work at Kunia Field Station, attended Hawaii Pacific University and University of Hawaii, and spent a lot of time at the beach. He and his wife's first child was born in Hawaii. William's writing career began in Hawaii when his first book, Electronic Publishing Unleashed, was published in 1995. The runaway success of that book and its sequel, Web Publishing Unleashed, helped establish him as a leader and innovator in technical writing.

Customer Reviews

This book will save you from time to time if you are an admin!
Elijah Li
I picked up Stanek's SQL Server 2005 Administrator's Pocket Consultant and Windows Server 2003 Inside Out at the same time, and have found them both to be excellent.
Dale Wagner
It was really a masterpiece: extremely concise yet pretty comprehensive, easy to understand, and expertly organized.
S. James Phillips

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Dale Wagner on May 22, 2006
Format: Paperback
I picked up Stanek's SQL Server 2005 Administrator's Pocket Consultant and Windows Server 2003 Inside Out at the same time, and have found them both to be excellent. If there's one SQL Server book every developer, programmer and administrator should have, it's this one--I haven't found a better one and I've read half a dozen so far. Stanek has a gift for getting to the point, explaining the most complex concepts in ways that are easy to understand. He seems to pack a 1,000 pages of info into 550 pages. SQL Server 2005 Administrator's Pocket Consultant has a strong focus on security, configuration, optimization, and troubleshooting. Throughout the book, there's excellent coverage of T-SQL and I prefer the way T-SQL is covered in context in this book to the way it's covered in the separate T-SQL book I bought (and no longer use). Beyond core database administration, which this book covers better than any other book, it also covers full-text search, indexes, integration services (creating packages), linked servers, distributed transactions, replication, publications, etc. The maintenance chapters are some of the strongest with complete coverage of profiling, monitoring, optimizing, backup, recovery, log shipping, database mirroring, automation, etc. Thank you Mr. Stanek for an excellent book.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Martin Bell (MVP) on January 31, 2006
Format: Paperback
With a new set of tools, Administering SQL 2005 is quite different to previous versions this book provides a very useful overview of the new graphical administration programs, as well as detailing many of the commonly used administration stored procedures.

The book is very readable and I especially like the side notes, which come in Note, Tip, Caution, Real World and Best Practice forms. These give very useful practical information, which will help you avoid some the common problems that get posted to online newsgroups.

The book covers all aspects of administering SQL Server 2005 and will provide a handy reference to anyone whose function it is to maintain a SQL 2005 system.

Martin Bell (SQL Server MVP)
1/28/2006
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Shannon Drake on November 14, 2006
Format: Paperback
I only recently got involved with SQL Server, when work required that I shift gears after our department downsized. Therefore I was not familiar with all of the nuances of SQL Server. In true William Stanek fashion, however, this book smoothly got this newbie very familiar with the features of SQL Server, which I am finding to be a lot more than I ever thought there would be, quite truthfully, I was not expecting it to be so complicated. The book starts out explaining the SQL Server administrations, and teaches some special characteristics for selecting hardware, choosing editions, and using the GUI and CLI tools. There is a lengthy explanation on SQL Server roles and integrating roles, planning for deploying, and setting up SQL Server. I really liked how the author drew the distinction between all the nuances of security, access and configuration. The massive chapter on tuning and optimizing goes into great depth. I never really appreciated the power of SQL Server until I read this chapters on data transformation, replications, transactions. I never knew before I read this book that SQL Server had features for log shipping and mirroring. Part Three and Part Four are where I've spent so much time reading lately. Since this book is 550 information packed pages, I can't review all of it for you. However, I find it an INDISPENSIBLE SQL Server tool. I always find the answers I need in Stanek's books!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By S. James Phillips on December 26, 2006
Format: Paperback
After reading this book, I felt like I had to stand up or at least applaud. It was really a masterpiece: extremely concise yet pretty comprehensive, easy to understand, and expertly organized. The pocket consultant series by Microsoft claims to be "The practical, portable guide that delivers immediate answers" and it absolutely is. This book is to computer manuals what iPods are to digital music. Compact, powerful, and easy to use.

The book is designed for both new and experienced professionals. Someone who has never used SQL Server before and will get as much out of it as someone who's been using it for a long while. Unlike some books, he doesn't talk down to you and respects the fact that you can learn things if shown how to use them.

This book doesn't just cover SQL Server, but also covers SQL itself. In fact, I really don't consider this just a SQL Server manual. It's really a SQL Server/SQL Command Guide, covering pretty much every aspect of daily administration, configuration, and tuning of SQL Server through the GUI and commands.

The index and table of contents is well organized so you can focus on the sections you want to learn more about.

The ideal book for anyone who works with or wants to work with SQL Server whether admin or not.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Richard Turner on May 7, 2006
Format: Paperback
Ever since I picked up Stanek's Windows 2000 admin pocket consultant, I've relied on his books and they've never let me down. When I needed to learn about SQL Server 2005, I checked to see if there was a pocket consultant and I'm thankful there was. This book has been a constant resource in getting up and running with sql server. As usuall Stanek packs in more detail than other books twice as big, making this a powerful and to the point resource. All 549 pages are top notch!
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