PSS Service Center Labs

This download includes all of the files from the Microsoft Product Support Services (PSS) Troubleshooting labs provided at the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) 2003 conference.
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      Originally designed as an opportunity to observe Microsoft SQL Server Support Engineers as they troubleshoot common problems with SQL Server, these labs were presented at the 2003 PASS conference.

      All labs are documented so that users can work through their scenarios in a self-study environment. These labs cover popular topics such as blocking, performance, memory, and debugging.
  • Supported Operating Systems:

    Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

      SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 3
    • To install, run the psslabs.exe program to extract all files (the labs assume a location of c:\psslabs which is the default extraction point) and then review the extracted readme.txt file for all remaining setup instructions.
      Each troubleshooting topic is self-contained in a folder with a separate lab instruction document. There are no dependencies to run the labs in each of the topic areas.

      The answers folder contains answers to questions that are contained in the lab instruction documents. Try to go through each of the labs without looking at the answers to test your knowledge on troubleshooting SQL Server problems.
    • There is no official support for these labs by Microsoft but your comments and feedback, especially on any errors you see in the lab documents, are welcome by emailing

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