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Post-installation checks

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Video: Post-installation checks

So it'll be useful to prove to ourselves that we're actually have a database to deal with. So, how do we do that? Well, opening up our SQL Server programs there is a couple of things we can look at. If I'm really just interested in the different parts of SQL Server and how they're running, I could go to my Configuration Tools section and open up SQL Server Configuration Manager. Now what this will do is allow me to see those different components, which ones are running, which ones are not. In these SQL Server Services I'll see that I have the actual SQL Server engine running under the identity of SQLEngine.

Post-installation checks

So it'll be useful to prove to ourselves that we're actually have a database to deal with. So, how do we do that? Well, opening up our SQL Server programs there is a couple of things we can look at. If I'm really just interested in the different parts of SQL Server and how they're running, I could go to my Configuration Tools section and open up SQL Server Configuration Manager. Now what this will do is allow me to see those different components, which ones are running, which ones are not. In these SQL Server Services I'll see that I have the actual SQL Server engine running under the identity of SQLEngine.

We've got an Analysis Services as running. The SQL Server Browser is not and that is by default it doesn't automatically start. Integration Services is running. The Agent is not running. It is stopped, because it's a manual start. The Full-text Filter Daemon is running and so is Reporting Services. This would be the screen where you could do things like configure whether they start up automatically or manually, start them or stop them, change the identity that they're running under.

For us, we don't really need to touch any of that right now. The one other thing that you're likely to do is in the SQL Server Network Configuration, and you could have two entries for that depending on if you're 64 or 32 bit, it will tell you the protocols that were running. How can the other machines talk to us right now? By default we're going to have TCP/IP as Enabled. That's the default way people will connect to this machine. If I double-click it, it will tell me a few entries like is it enabled yes or no and what IP address is this on.

By default the TCP port for SQL Server is 1433. That can be changed, but that's just what I've expect to see right now. But of course we're not looking at anything. It seems to say to us that we've got a lot of background services running, but what do we actually have. Well, to see that I'm going to go to the SQL Server management tool, which will be in Management Studio. So, opening up SQL Server Management Studio. What it's going to ask me to do is say, well, which database engine do you want to connect to? Because we could use this one program to connect to a database installed on our local machine, to one in our back office, even one that's out there over the web and in the cloud.

Well, I just want to connect to the local machine. So I can accept the default server name, type in the name of the actual machine that it says, or even just put a single dot here and say Connect. What that means is yes, we're actually connected to this machine right now and I can expand over here my Databases section. That seems to say that I've got some System Databases and if I expand that I've got master and model and msdb and tempdb. We'll talk about those in a minute. Couple of other databases that are being used by the Reporting Services part, but that's about it.

If you're expecting to find some sample data, well, you're not really going to, because SQL Server doesn't install any template databases or any samples for you to look at. But you can get that and we'll see how to get some data to look at in just a minute.

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SQL Server 2008 Essential Training

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  1. 2m 21s
    1. Welcome
      1m 19s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 2s
  2. 17m 58s
    1. SQL Server core concepts
      9m 4s
    2. SQL Server editions
      3m 8s
    3. Applications included with SQL Server
      5m 46s
  3. 26m 1s
    1. Preparing for installation
      3m 44s
    2. Creating service accounts
      2m 33s
    3. Installing SQL Server
      11m 42s
    4. Post-installation checks
      3m 9s
    5. Installing sample databases
      4m 53s
  4. 13m 35s
    1. Introduction to SQL Server Management Studio
      8m 7s
    2. Introduction to SQL Server Books Online
      3m 6s
    3. SQL Server system databases
      2m 22s
  5. 1h 26m
    1. Planning your database
      9m 39s
    2. Creating a SQL Server database
      4m 7s
    3. Creating tables
      7m 51s
    4. Data types in SQL Server
      12m 25s
    5. Defining keys
      8m 9s
    6. Creating default values
      4m 39s
    7. Creating check constraints
      2m 25s
    8. Creating unique constraints
      4m 34s
    9. Introduction to relationships and foreign keys
      9m 51s
    10. Creating relationships in SQL Server Management Studio
      8m 14s
    11. Database normalization
      11m 47s
    12. Creating computed columns
      3m 10s
  6. 23m 11s
    1. Using the SQL Server Import and Export Wizard
      3m 58s
    2. Importing Excel files into SQL Server
      6m 11s
    3. Importing CSV files into SQL Server
      5m 27s
    4. Importing Access databases into SQL Server
      7m 35s
  7. 55m 29s
    1. Introduction to Transact-SQL
      3m 43s
    2. Using SELECT statements
      7m 16s
    3. Changing the default database
      2m 21s
    4. Creating conditions in SQL
      8m 10s
    5. Sorting your output
      3m 23s
    6. Using aggregate functions
      7m 12s
    7. Finding unique values
      2m 14s
    8. Joining multiple tables together
      8m 0s
    9. Using subqueries
      9m 33s
    10. Viewing execution plans
      3m 37s
  8. 19m 36s
    1. Writing INSERT statements
      5m 47s
    2. Writing UPDATE statements
      4m 38s
    3. Writing DELETE statements
      2m 54s
    4. Using the OUTPUT clause to return inserted keys and GUIDs
      6m 17s
  9. 32m 52s
    1. Introduction to SQL functions
      6m 26s
    2. Using SQL configuration functions
      2m 14s
    3. Using string functions
      7m 26s
    4. Using date functions
      6m 27s
    5. Creating user-defined functions
      10m 19s
  10. 28m 46s
    1. Introduction to stored procedures
      4m 23s
    2. Creating stored procedures
      11m 23s
    3. Introducing transactions
      4m 23s
    4. Creating transactions
      8m 37s
  11. 16m 39s
    1. Understanding and creating indexes
      6m 32s
    2. Monitoring and rebuilding indexes
      6m 0s
    3. Monitoring database size and integrity
      4m 7s
  12. 11m 41s
    1. Creating backups
      4m 21s
    2. Creating differential backups and using backup compression
      3m 40s
    3. Restoring databases
      3m 40s
  13. 17m 40s
    1. Introduction to SQL Server security and permissions
      5m 54s
    2. Adding a Windows user to the database
      5m 7s
    3. Creating SQL Server logins and switching authentication modes
      6m 39s
  14. 36m 41s
    1. Introduction to SQL Server Reporting Services
      2m 52s
    2. Connecting to the Report Manager
      4m 29s
    3. Using Report Builder
      12m 4s
    4. Formatting values in reports
      4m 17s
    5. Adding indicators to reports
      5m 11s
    6. Adding charts to reports
      3m 54s
    7. Working with report security
      3m 54s
  15. 24m 41s
    1. Introduction to SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
      1m 57s
    2. Using Business Intelligence Development Studio (BIDS)
      6m 59s
    3. Creating and executing a simple SSIS package
      7m 35s
    4. Importing packages into SQL Server Management Studio
      3m 21s
    5. Scheduling jobs with SQL Server Agent
      4m 49s
  16. 31s
    1. Goodbye
      31s

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