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SQL2K5 Database Engine Tuning Advisor

Hi,

I find much regrettable that Database Engine Tuning Advisor be not part of
MS-Express Edition ... A server without such help is not a server.
Besides, you've got the tutorials, but not the tool to play with :-(((

Regards,

JM Blaise
Jan 23 '06 #1
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> I find much regrettable that Database Engine Tuning Advisor be not part of
MS-Express Edition
There will certainly be SQL Server features that are not available in all
SQL Server editions, especially in the free SQL Server 2005 Express Edition.
... A server without such help is not a server.
Previous versions of SQL Server didn't have this feature and were still
'servers'. A competent DBA should be able to perform database tuning
manually. I agree that DETA can be a DBA productivity tool or used as a GUI
tool to hold a non-DBA's hand. IMHO, it's not a core server component.
Besides, you've got the tutorials, but not the tool to play with :-(((
MS Marketing probably wants to whet your appetite :-)

If you feel strongly that this feature should be included, consider making
this suggestion at the product feedback center:
http://lab.msdn.microsoft.com/productfeedback/. You could also spend 50
USD for the developer edition and then implement recommendations on your
Express Edition database schema.

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Hope this helps.

Dan Guzman
SQL Server MVP

"Jean-Marc Blaise" <no****@nobody.com> wrote in message
news:43***********************@news.wanadoo.fr... Hi,

I find much regrettable that Database Engine Tuning Advisor be not part of
MS-Express Edition ... A server without such help is not a server.
Besides, you've got the tutorials, but not the tool to play with :-(((

Regards,

JM Blaise

Jan 24 '06 #2

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