I had the privilege of presenting to the Adelaide SQL Server User Group in Australia last evening, and I covered the Data Access Component (DAC) and the Utility Control Point (UCP) from SQL Server 2008 R2. Here are some links from that presentation:
From Visual Studio: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd193245(VS.100).aspx
Restrictions and capabilities by Edition: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc645993(SQL.105).aspx
Glen Berry's Blog entry on scripts for UCP/DAC: http://www.sqlservercentral.com/blogs/glennberry/archive/2010/05/19/sql-server-utility-script-from-24-hours-of-pass.aspx
Objects supported by a DAC: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee210549(SQL.105).aspx
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