This book is ideal for the system or database administrator, IT manager, and IT professional working with SQL Server. It covers four main topic areas: technologies and architecture, planning and installing, administering and optimizing, and using SQL Server 2000. Some of the critical topics featured in the book include backing up and restoring databases, optimizing SQL Server, using replication, configuring XML and Internet support, and automating administrative tasks. The book features extensive diagrams, decision trees, and visual tools. The included CDROM features printable planning checklists and worksheets, plus third-party tools and utilities.