Video: Let SQL Server Tell You Where It Hurts

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One of the key parts of installing and configuring SQL Server is to establish alerts so you can know when things go wrong.  But which alerts and how do you get notified?  In this video excerpt from Glenn Berry's new course SQL Server 2012: Installation and Configuration you'll see exactly which error codes you will probably want to know about and how to have SQL Server notify you when errors occur.  In the full course Glenn covers the entire installation experience from pre-installation tasks like setting the proper RAID levels to post-installation tasks such as setting instance properties.


Glenn works as a Principal Consultant at He has been a SQL Server MVP since 2007, and he has a whole collection of Microsoft certifications, including MCITP, MCDBA, MCSE, MCSD, MCAD, and MCTS, which proves that he likes to take tests. His expertise includes DMVs, high availability, hardware selection, and performance tuning. He is also an Adjunct Faculty member at University College - University of Denver, where has been teaching since 2000. He has completed the Master Teacher Program at Denver University - University College. He is heavily involved in the SQL Server community, and is a frequent speaker at user groups, SQL Saturdays, and the PASS Community Summit. He is the author of the book SQL Server Hardware (Redgate 2011), and he wrote chapters for SQL Server MVP Deep Dives and SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Volume 2 books.

You can watch the full HD version of this video along with the other 2 hrs and 34 min of video found in this professional course by subscribing to Pluralsight. Visit SQL Server 2012:  Installation and Configuration to view the full course outline. Pluralsight subscribers also benefit from cool features like mobile appsfull library searchprogress trackingexercise files,assessments, and offline viewing. Happy learning!

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Paul Ballard

Paul Ballard is a Chief Architect specializing in large scale distributed system development and enterprise software processes. Paul has more than twenty years of development experience including being a former Microsoft MVP, a speaker at technical conferences such as Microsoft Tech-Ed and VSLive, and a published author. Prior to working on the Windows platform, he built software using a vast array of technologies including Java, Unix, C, and even OS/2.