If you're running SQL Server Express on Windows Vista, I suggest you check out the new Service Pack 1 for Vista. SP1 broadens Vista's driver support, improves application compatibility, and provides better performance.
Recently, I've been working with a consulting client to help them tame CPU usage. Typically, they're clocking over 20,000 queries and operations per second on their e-commerce SQL Server, but ran into an issue where CPU started spiking up above 90 percent for sustained periods of time....More
What should most database administrators be doing on a regular basis? Here's a comprehensive list from Michael K. Campbell of many of the things DBAs typically do on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis....More