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How to: Create an Instance of Notification Services (SQL Server Management Studio)

SQL Server 2005

Creating an instance of Notification Services compiles the instance configuration and application definitions and then creates one or more databases from these definitions. Creating an instance is one step in deploying an instance. For more information, see Deploying Notification Services.

  1. In Object Explorer, right-click Notification Services and select New Notification Services Instance.

  2. Click Browse, find and select the instance configuration file (ICF), and then click Open.

    For more information about ICFs, see Configuring Instances of Notification Services.

  3. In the Parameters grid, provide values for any parameters used in your ICF.

  4. Optionally, select the Enable instance after it is created check box to enable the instance.

  5. Click OK.

    A dialog shows the status of the create actions. The Creating instance: Tutorial, Creating application: Weather, and Completing creation actions should all complete successfully.

    If the actions do not complete successfully, verify that the parameter values you provided are correct, and then try to create the instance of Notification Services again.

  6. When the create actions complete, click Close.

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