SQL Server 2000 ships with the best toolset yet from Microsoft. You can easily administer your entire organization from a single graphical management console. You have tools to run queries, examine performance information, and monitor your SQL Server services. You can configure your network connectivity and even have network connectivity troubleshooting tools already installed on your system. Some tools are available via your Start menu, whereas others are available only from the command prompt in your \mssql\binn directory. Either way, you will end up using all these tools and utilities at one time or anothermost likely in the remaining 18 days of this book.