This chapter presented you with the basic information that you will need to set up your client machines for SQL Server 2000. It gave you a fundamental understanding of the client architecture as it relates to SQL Server, delved into the tools and components that are installed as part of the SQL Server installation, and concluded with some advanced topics, including client configuration and Internet setup.

The next chapter, "SQL Server System and Database Administration," will give you some insight into the administration of SQL Server 2000. It covers the role of a system administrator and provides an overview of the key system information that you can use in this capacity.

    Part III: SQL Server Administration
    Part IV: Transact-SQL
    Part V: SQL Server Internals and Performance Tuning
    Part VI: Additional SQL Server Features