Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition (1 Processor) Retail Box 

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition (1 Processor) Retail Box 
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Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition (1 Processor) Retail Box

A Simpler SQL Server with All the Capabilities Your Business Needs

Businesses looking for a quality SQL Server that is easier on the IT needs and remains affordable often run into troubles when searching among the latest options on the market. Thankfully, there’s no need to get this year’s most recent release. When it comes to SQL Servers, if you need the basics, an older edition is often just as good, if not better for your specific needs.

In particular, the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition (1 Processor) Retail Box provides better security, a better user experience, and above all, a more complete and easier to navigate administrative experience for the whole business.

By purchasing Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition (1 Processor) Retail Box, a business gets all the SQL Server capabilities needed, plus a more straightforward setup, all at a price no server released in the last few years could compete with.

In other words, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition (1 Processor) Retail Box was a bargain when it was released in 2005, and it’s an even bigger bargain today.

Is this not the SQL Server product you think you want? Find exactly what you’re looking for among our huge list of SQL Server options, including all server editions and their required CALs.

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 WorkGroup Edition Features

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 WorkGroup Edition provides improvements in four key areas: database management, availability, scalability, and security. Enhancements in those areas create a more efficient, more powerful server capable of providing even better database analysis and reporting.

Easier to manage than previous editionsWhen a user or administrator hears about a new SQL server, the first word they want to hear it “easier.” Servers can be complex to navigate or to run, but Microsoft SQL Server 2005 improves management across the board for a smoother, and yes easier, experience.

  • SQL Server Management Studio gives administrators a single management console to work with. From the Management Studio, you can monitor and manage not only the SSQL Server relational database, but everything from SQL Mobile to Integration, Analysis, Reporting and other services.

  • Better database monitoring allows administrators to see more of what the server is doing. Opening up more than 70 internal database activities means there’s greater visibility into the server that helps better diagnose its health.

  • SQL Management Objects (SMOs) bring increased functionality to the server. These programming objects allow for greater administrative automation, freeing up administrative hands to do more.

Availability improvementsImproving high availability functions on a server obviously improves the server’s overall performance. Microsoft SQL Server 2005 makes a number of major upgrades in this area that make sure all critical server systems are constantly accessible. Unfortunately, not all of these features appear in the WorkGroup edition.

  • Dedicated Administrator Connection, however, is included. This allows for the administrators to access the server even when it is otherwise non-responsive. You can then run diagnostics and troubleshoot to bring the server back online.

ScalabilityWith scalability improvements, Microsoft SQL Server 2005, you can build and deploy more powerful, and therefore more demanding, applications.

  • Snapshot Isolation helps users keep up with changes in data that might now be immediately accessible in an analysis-oriented database. Using Snapshot Isolation, users can access all the latest changes to get a consistent view of the database.

  • Replication Monitor is an easy-to-use interface that helps with the management of complex replication operations.

SecurityMicrosoft SQL Server 2005 really shines in the security improvements. A number of major upgrades and enhancements make your data safer than ever, all while providing you with more control.

Authorization becomes easier to manage permissions while also still providing all previous gradual level permissions can be maintained.

Authentication expands in Microsoft SQL Server 2005 to include Kerberos to provide more security for both the server and the client. As an administrator, you can also set policies on logins that are similar to Microsoft Windows, creating a consistent login policy across all accounts.

Native Encryption spreads encryption abilities across and throughout the server. Client/server communications are encrypted by default, and the server will not accept unencrypted communications. But that isn’t the limit of encryption on Microsoft SQL Server 2005. It also includes encryption within the database, which is integrated with key management.

Other improvementsWhile the major changes to the server come in the management, availability, scalability, and security areas, there are a number of other upgrades and features worthy of notice. A few of them include:

  • Report Builder provides for an easy-to-use means of reporting analysis. Analysis isn’t worth much if it can’t be shared, and now, all users can be walked through the reporting process with Report Builder, which uses familiar programs like Excel and PowerPoint as the basis for the reports.

  • SQL Server Mobile 3.0 lets you develop databases on your mobile device and manipulate databases either on your device or on your desktop. You can also code to synchronize data when the main app is open.

  • XML advances make it possible to get more out of XML script. The database allows for flexible use of XML and relational data and includes XQuery, which lets you query all XML data. 

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SQL Server System Requirements

These are minimum system requirements for installing Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition (1 Processor) Retail Box 

  • Processor: 500 MHz minimum; 1 GHz recommended
  • RAM: 512 MB minimum; 1 GB or more recommended
  • Available disk space: 350 MB for server system; 390 MB for sample databases
  • CD-ROM Drive / DVD-ROM Drive for installation
  • Operating System: Windows 2000 Professional; Windows XP Professional; Windows XP Media Edition; Windows XP Tablet Edition

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