About this book

This guide, Installation Guide Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise on Windows NT provides:


This guide is written for Sybase System Administrators and other qualified personnel who are familiar with their system’s environment, networks, disk resources, and media devices.

How to use this book

This book contains the following chapters:

Related documents

The following documents comprise the Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise documentation:

Other sources of information

Use the Sybase Technical Library CD and the Technical Library Product Manuals Web site to learn more about your product:

Sybase certifications on the Web

Technical documentation at the Sybase Web site is updated frequently.

StepsFor the latest information on product certifications

  1. Point your Web browser to Technical Documents.

  2. Select Products from the navigation bar on the left.

  3. Select a product name from the product list.

  4. Select the Certification Report filter, specify a time frame, and click Go.

  5. Click a Certification Report title to display the report.

StepsFor the latest information on EBFs and Updates

  1. Point your Web browser to Technical Documents.

  2. Select EBFs/Updates. Enter user name and password information, if prompted (for existing Web accounts) or create a new account (a free service).

  3. Specify a time frame and click Go.

  4. Select a product.

  5. Click an EBF/Update title to display the report.

StepsTo create a personalized view of the Sybase Web site (including support pages)

Set up a MySybase profile. MySybase is a free service that allows you to create a personalized view of Sybase Web pages.

  1. Point your Web browser to Technical Documents

  2. Click MySybase and create a MySybase profile.


The following style conventions are used in this manual:

Table 1 shows the conventions for syntax statements in this manual.

Table 1: SQL syntax conventions




Command names, command option names, utility names, utility flags, and other keywords are in bold.


Variables, or words that stand for values that you fill in, are in italic.

{ }

Curly braces indicate that you choose at least one of the enclosed options. Do not include braces in your option.

[ ]

Brackets mean choosing one or more of the enclosed options is optional. Do not include brackets in your option.

( )

Parentheses are to be typed as part of the command.


The vertical bar means you can select only one of the options shown.


The comma means you can choose as many of the options shown as you like, separating your choices with commas to be typed as part of the command.

If you need help

Each Sybase installation that has purchased a support contract has one or more designated people who are authorized to contact Sybase Technical Support. If you cannot resolve a problem using the manuals or online help, please have the designated person contact Sybase Technical Support or the Sybase subsidiary in your area.