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Posted By:      Posted Date: September 01, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server
Hi all: I am not a SQL DBA, but I have decent experience in programming and general use. I have a customer I am doing some work for installing CRM, and they told me "Our SQL install is broken". I logged onto the server and opened SQL Management Studio and as far as I cna see SQL seems to be functioning normally. Can anyone tell me any tests and/or diagnostics I can run on the server to determine if it is OK? John.

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