Troubleshooting Tools (Database Engine)

This section contains information about how to troubleshoot the SQL Server 2008 Database Engine.

How to: Use the Dedicated Administrator Connection with SQL Server Management Studio

Describes how to use a dedicated administrator connection (DAC) to connect to SQL Server Management Studio.

Managing SQL Server from the Command Prompt Using sqlservr.exe

Contains information about starting and stopping sqlservr.exe from the command prompt when you need to perform troubleshooting or major maintenance.