Administering an SDE database server 10 help

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08-18-2010 01:06 PM
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Original User: alnesbit

Hello all,

I am looking for the online help and pdfs for Administering ArcSDE database servers and the help section called 'Administering a database server'. For 9.3 these are here: http://resources.esri.com/help/9.3/geodatabase/pdf/dbserver.pdf

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http://webhelp.esri.com/arcgisdesktop/9.3/index.cfm?TopicName=Administering_a_database_server

But where are they for 10? Or can I just use the same ones? I expect it has changed a little since 9.3, right?

All I see for 10 is http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#/Essential_readings_about_the_geodataba...

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http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#//000500000002000000.htm

Which seems to just be "Administering Geodatabases licensed through ArcGIS Server Enterprise". Where's the SQL Server Express workgroup level 10 help?

Thank you,
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Andrea,

Try this topic and the topics below it:
http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisdesktop/10.0/help/index.html#/What_are_database_servers_in_ArcGIS/00...
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Russell,

Ok thanks.

Why is it hidden in the ArcGIS Desktop help!!? I'm using Server!

And as a general note, I find the Resource center for 10 a LOT harder to use than 9.3. For everything, scripts, help menu, code, etc. PDFs of administering SDE as a case in point. They are there for 9.3 but not for 10 - I have to open each of those help menu items to print off the whole thing. But the 9.3 version there is a pdf. ugh.
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It is in the Desktop help because it also applies to the ArcSDE geodatabases for SQL Server Express licensed through Desktop.  However, the same information is also in the Server help:

.NET
http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisserver/10.0/help/arcgis_server_dotnet_help/index.html#/What_are_data...

Java
http://help.arcgis.com/en/arcgisserver/10.0/help/arcgis_server_java_help/index.html#/What_are_databa...

On the ArcSDE PDFs....those were done at 9.3 because the ArcSDE topics were all lumped together in the help at 9.3 and people had a hard time weeding out information specific to one database - the PDFs broke them out by database to help remedy that.  At 10, each database has its own section in the help.

-Kim
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Ah, well. I would put money on that "people" are having "a hard time weeding out information specific to one database" now as well. And printing from a nice pdf that's all put together is much more enjoyable. I would also put money on that people are having a hard time finding the help for workgroup level SDE administration because it is buried under that many menu items. How about moving it up a couple folders to the same level as the Enterprise title and calling it "administering SDE for workgroup level or database servers". Each database might have it's own section but I bet you can't find it. An interesting test for a bunch of beta testers perhaps. I certainly searched for it for about an hour. Guess I should have just done a search using the search box, duh. But still.

This posting is sounding a little strong. Read this with a bit of humor, sarcasm, and punchiness for the end of the day mixed in....but my points remain.
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