Feature Reference (Database Engine)

The SQL Server Database Engine includes several tools and applications that you can use to create, manage, and view database objects and data. In addition, there are tools that you can use to monitor and troubleshoot server and database performance and enable and disable features, services, and network protocols. This section provides specific topics describing the dialog boxes of these tools and applications.

To access a user interface topic while the tool or application is running, press F1 or click Help while the dialog box, Web page, or wizard is open.

Start and Use the Database Engine Tuning Advisor

Provides help for Database Engine Tuning Advisor and its related dialog boxes.

Provides help for the tools, wizards, and services supplied with SQL Server Management Studio 

SQL Server Monitor Overview

Provides help for the SQL Server Monitor and the Database Mirroring Monitor.

SQL Server Profiler F1 Help

Provides help for SQL Server Profiler and its related dialog boxes.

Visual Database Tools F1 Help

Provides help for the Database Diagram Designer, Table Designer, and Query and View Designer tools and related dialog boxes.