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Quest Central for SQL Server Freeware

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  1. genemoran New Member

    Quest Centralâ„¢ for SQL Server
    Database Administration for SQL Server
    Quest Central's SQL Server Database Administration component offers an intuitive interface to view, create, alter and drop objects, build and execute queries, and perform basic administration tasks. This component embraces native Microsoft administration capabilities, so users familiar with Enterprise Manager will see recognizable interfaces for activities such as backing up and restoring databases and creating and scheduling jobs. Additionally, advanced capabilities not found in Enterprise Manger such as multi-server execute and database object compare have been included.

    Key Benefits:

    Accelerates time to complete everyday tasks on multiple databases, such as Create, Drop and Alter

    Improves security by providing tighter, easier control over permissions

    Build queries graphically to avoid having to manually write SQL statements

    Key Features

    Easily determine the differences between two or more SQL Server database environments with Change Management functionality. Execute scripts against multiple servers concurrently (especially useful in environments with numerous servers within the same SQL Server infrastructure)

    Quickly create, drop or alter database objects
    The Quest Central Databases SQL Server component integrates management tools including: Performance Diagnostics with Spotlight® on SQL Server, Database Analysis with Tuning recommendations, and Space Management visual map of fragmentation.

    Quest Central Freeware is now available athttp://www.quest.com/quest_central/sql_server/freeware/


    Gene Moran
    949.754.8758
    Quest Software
    Quest Central for SQL Server
    http://www.quest.com/quest_central/sql_server/
    Click to downloadhttp://www.quest.com/quest_central/sql_server/freeware Quest Central for SQL Server FREEWARE.
    Join us athttp://qlist1.quest.com:8090/read/?forum=quest_central_sql_server_community
  2. Luis Martin Moderator

    Thanks Gene, in my oppinion is the best tool for free.


    Luis Martin
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    SQL-Server-Performance.com

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  3. genemoran New Member

  4. Luis Martin Moderator

    What Freeware means?
    Right now, without drills, because license after few month expire is, in my oppinion, no usefull monitor.

    My mistake, I missunderstund what Freeware means.
    Appologies to all members I recommend this tool. All the time I was thinking is for free.



    Luis Martin
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    SQL-Server-Performance.com

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  5. satya Moderator

    Freeware is programming that is offered at no cost.
    However, it is copyrighted so that you can't incorporate its programming into anything you may be developing. Also, while free for personal use, you need to check the license agreement for details for commercial use, since this may not always be free.

    Satya SKJ
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  6. Luis Martin Moderator

    I know now.<br />But one thing is to loose some funcionality and other is lost 95%.<br /><br />I'm so ingenuous[<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-6.gif' alt=':(' />!].<br /><br />Luis Martin<br />Moderator<br />SQL-Server-Performance.com<br /><br /><font size="1">All postings are provided “AS IS” with no warranties for accuracy.</font id="size1"><br /><br />
  7. ChrisFretwell New Member

    We use the Quest products here (spotlight and quest central), paid versions. We consider them worth the cost.

    In this case, the 'freeware' is a limited trial version, but free for that trial period, so you can play with it to see if it works for you or not.

    Chris
  8. ykchakri New Member

    I think we are misguided by Quest Central. As Satya says, A freeware supposed to be a program offered at no cost. But, what Quest Central offered on the name of freeware seems to be a 'Trial version'.

    This is what the note says at the download page:
    Please note: As defined in our software license agreement, this freeware edition of Quest Central for SQL Server does not entitle you to hard copy documentation, technical support, telephone assistance, enhancements or updates to this product.

    But, it nowhere says that it will be expiring in X days.
  9. satya Moderator

    I believe the expiration limit is set on the license mode for that application (my guess), as we do not use the tools from Quest.

    Satya SKJ
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  10. Argyle New Member

    Agree. If it's a time limited version then it's very misleading calling it freeware to begin with and add to that not mention anything about the time limit on the download page. Trial version would be a better description.

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