Data Management

Optimize SQL Server administration with Microsoft's SQL Server Best Practices Analyzer (BPA)

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Once you begin the installation and verify the .NET Framework version, you will be prompted with the welcome screen and then asked to accept the license agreement. Once you have accepted the license agreement, you can choose your SQL Server name, database name, and authentication mode--shown in this screenshot.

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