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Exploring SQL Server Management Studio Basic

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Video: Exploring SQL Server Management Studio Basic

Once you have installed SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server Management Studio, you can start to manage your SQL server installation. There are two aspects to this. First, to start and stop SQL Server, you can use the Windows Services panel. To get there, go to the Control panel, I'm opening the Windows Start menu on Windows Vista, from there I'll go to the Control panel and I'll select Classic View. From the Classic View, select Administrative Tools, and from there double click on Services. This is the panel where you can turn services on and off and configure whether they start up automatically when you turn your system on.

Exploring SQL Server Management Studio Basic

Once you have installed SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server Management Studio, you can start to manage your SQL server installation. There are two aspects to this. First, to start and stop SQL Server, you can use the Windows Services panel. To get there, go to the Control panel, I'm opening the Windows Start menu on Windows Vista, from there I'll go to the Control panel and I'll select Classic View. From the Classic View, select Administrative Tools, and from there double click on Services. This is the panel where you can turn services on and off and configure whether they start up automatically when you turn your system on.

I have expanded the Services panel to full screen. Now, I'll scroll down to the SQL Server section, you will see that there are many services that are installed during the SQL Server installation. This is the primary one, SQL Server. Notice that after you have installed SQL Server it's configured to start automatically. If at any time you need to stop SQL Server, to regain memory, for example or just to clear it's own memory you can select the Service and then go up to the Toolbar and click Stop Service and then restart it. Or you can simply click the Restart Service button.

You can also double click into the service and that will open up the configuration screen. Here you can indicate whether you want the database to start automatically upon system startup. Again, by default, it starts up automatically but you can change that to manual and then when you want to use SQL Server you will need to open the Services panel and start it yourself. I'll leave it set to its default setting of Automatic and I'll cancel out of this dialog box and close the Services panel. The other aspect of managing SQL Server is learning how to use SQL Sever Management Studio. To open it, go to the Windows Start menu to All Programs.

From there go to the folder Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and from there select SQL Server Management Studio. If you use the application frequently, you might want to add a shortcut to your Desktop or to the shortcuts list at the bottom of the screen. When Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio first opens, it looks for an SQL Server installation. On my system it automatically found the SQLEXPRESS instance on my machine where the machine name is DAVIDMBPRO. If you don't see your server listed, you can ask the Management Studio to browse for it. Click the down list and select Browse for more. In the Browse for Servers dialog open the Database Engine list, select your instance of Microsoft SQL Server and click OK. Each time you do this a new entry will be added to the list of servers that you will see.

So for example, on my system I see my server listed twice. There is no problem with that as long as you have the syntax correct, the name of the machine, a back slash and then the name of the instance of SQL Server. Once you have selected the server you then indicate how you want to authenticate, that is, how to log in. The default is Windows Authentication, which means that the user account that's running SQL Server is actually used to log in the background. Alternatively, you can use the user name and password of the system administrator that you setup during installation. When I choose SQL Server Authentication, I then log in with the system administrator user name, which by default is sa, and then I enter the password that I created during the installation process, which on my system was password123.

So whether you authenticate using Windows or SQL Server Authentication you should now be able to click the Connect button and see your server listed in the Object Explorer panel on the left. Within the Object Explorer you can open the Databases list and you should see an item there called System Databases. Because we haven't added any user databases yet, you won't see any actual user data. There are also categories for Security, Server Objects, Replication and Management.

I am going to be showing you in other videos how to create a brand new database and how to restore a database that's provided to you from another SQL Server installation.

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  1. 18m 44s
    1. Welcome
      1m 42s
    2. Prerequisites
      2m 21s
    3. Using the exercise files
      1m 32s
    4. Upgrading exercise file websites for ASP.NET 4.5 (NEW)
      2m 40s
    5. What's new in ASP.NET 4 (NEW)
      3m 48s
    6. What's new in ASP.NET 4.5 (NEW)
      3m 23s
    7. What's new in this course update (NEW)
      3m 18s
  2. 33m 34s
    1. Understanding how ASP.NET works
      5m 52s
    2. Installing Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2008
      3m 43s
    3. Installing Visual Studio Express 2012 for web (NEW)
      2m 12s
    4. Hello World: Creating your first ASP.NET web site
      4m 28s
    5. Creating pages with dynamic output
      7m 39s
    6. Understanding the development web server
      4m 49s
    7. Exploring the development environment
      4m 51s
  3. 40m 2s
    1. Understanding Microsoft SQL Server
      5m 47s
    2. Installing SQL Server Express
      6m 51s
    3. Exploring SQL Server Management Studio Basic
      4m 23s
    4. Creating a new database
      8m 51s
    5. Connecting to the database in ASP.NET
      5m 35s
    6. Testing SQL queries
      3m 53s
    7. Presenting a dataset in an ASP.NET page
      4m 42s
  4. 25m 31s
    1. Understanding ASP.NET web form pages
      5m 51s
    2. Separating presentation and logic with code files
      4m 17s
    3. Adding web form controls to a page
      5m 25s
    4. Handling postback data in a web form page
      5m 50s
    5. Using data binding expressions
      4m 8s
  5. 48m 37s
    1. Creating a testing environment
      4m 40s
    2. Declaring and using a simple variable
      6m 14s
    3. Declaring and using a complex object
      6m 16s
    4. Using loops
      6m 52s
    5. Using functions
      9m 25s
    6. Using trace statements
      4m 47s
    7. Debugging with breakpoints
      5m 45s
    8. Commenting code
      4m 38s
  6. 17m 43s
    1. Creating web controls
      5m 53s
    2. Registering a user control on a web form page
      3m 25s
    3. Registering controls globally in the web.config file
      3m 53s
    4. Adding public properties to a web control
      4m 32s
  7. 19m 7s
    1. Understanding Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
      5m 36s
    2. Attaching external CSS files
      3m 12s
    3. Defining a CSS selector
      6m 10s
    4. Using CSS class selectors in server controls
      4m 9s
  8. 30m 34s
    1. Presenting data with the GridView control
      5m 49s
    2. Controlling GridView paging and appearance
      5m 46s
    3. Editing data with the GridView control
      6m 57s
    4. Presenting data with the DataList control
      5m 42s
    5. Formatting data with binding expressions
      6m 20s
  9. 36m 46s
    1. Using the DetailsView control
      7m 33s
    2. Inserting data with the DetailsView control
      6m 36s
    3. Redirecting page requests
      9m 39s
    4. Creating an update page
      6m 20s
    5. Linking to update pages from the list page
      4m 3s
    6. Deleting database records
      2m 35s
  10. 22m 15s
    1. Customizing forms with item editing templates
      6m 7s
    2. Adding validator controls to a form
      6m 40s
    3. Controlling the validation error message display
      6m 24s
    4. Using the ValidationSummary control
      3m 4s
  11. 29m 49s
    1. Creating a query with joined tables
      8m 6s
    2. Replacing control style properties with CSS
      5m 50s
    3. Creating a CSS file for printing
      3m 14s
    4. Suppressing elements in printed web pages
      5m 47s
    5. Selecting data for a report
      6m 52s
  12. 11m 14s
    1. Understanding ViewState and managing postbacks
      4m 36s
    2. Using session variables
      6m 38s
  13. 20m 57s
    1. Turning on forms authentication
      1m 51s
    2. Creating a page to log in users
      4m 18s
    3. Creating a page to set up new users
      4m 6s
    4. Understanding the security database
      3m 27s
    5. Configuring security in the web.config file
      2m 59s
    6. Creating a page to log out users
      4m 16s
  14. 27m 56s
    1. Installing IIS on Windows XP
      6m 32s
    2. Installing ASP.NET 3.5 on Windows XP
      1m 39s
    3. Deploying a site on Windows XP
      5m 9s
    4. Installing Information Internet Services (IIS) on Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8
      1m 56s
    5. Configuring ASP.NET 3.5 on Windows Vista
      2m 15s
    6. Deploying an application on Windows Vista
      3m 29s
    7. Scripting a database for deployment
      3m 36s
    8. Exporting database scripts in SQL Server Management Studio 2012 (NEW)
      3m 20s
  15. 2m 0s
    1. Where to go from here
      2m 0s

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